Thursday, August 30, 2007

One rich dog!

Did you see this? Unbelievable. (CNN)

Helmsley will: $12M trust for dog, nothing for 2 grandkids

NEW YORK (AP) -- Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

Leona Helmsley holds her dog, Trouble, in a 2003 photo.

Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer -- so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year.

Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each of them.

Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children -- Craig and Meegan Panzirer -- for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.

But no one made out better than Trouble, who once appeared in ads for the Helmsley Hotels, and lived up to her name by biting a housekeeper.

"I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum," Helmsley wrote in her will.

The mausoleum, she ordered, must be "washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year." She left behind $3 million for the upkeep of her final resting place in Westchester County, where she is buried with her husband, Harry Helmsley.

She also left her chauffeur, Nicholas Celea, $100,000.

She ordered that cash from sales of the Helmsley's residences and belongings, reported to be worth billions, be sold and that the money be given to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Her longtime spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, had no comment.

Helmsley died earlier this month at her Connecticut home. She became known as a symbol of 1980s greed and earned the nickname "the Queen of Mean" after her 1988 indictment and subsequent conviction for tax evasion. One employee had quoted her as snarling, "Only the little people pay taxes."

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Agility weekend photos

We've posted a few photos from the weekend. Enjoy! Look for Chris Otte Photography's photos in the next few days, too.

Videos coming soon!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hot Stuff!

Wow, what a hot weekend! We hope you had a great time at the trial despite the heat! We'll be sitting in the refrigerator for the next few days while we try to cool down.

Tune in again every few days for some photos and video of the day. Thanks for making our trial a success!

Leda found a cool spot between runs

Monday, August 20, 2007

CPE agility trial this weekend

Stop by this weekend and watch some of the finest agility dogs in New England participate in our annual summer agility trial. Dogs start running at 8:00 AM and go until late afternoon. Free admission!

Limited food and drink will be available. Chris Otte Photography will be back again this year to photograph your dog in action. See his photos from last year's event.

Schedule and more info to come.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Rally Obedience Run-Thrus Start This Sunday

Yay! You've graduated from level one and level two obedience, but now you're thinking, "What now?" Take your obedience training to the next level and give Rally-O a try! It's a lot of fun for you and your dog, so stop by and check it out!

  • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, the first and third Sunday of every month (none on Sept 2 tho)
  • $10 per dog; as many runs as you'd like!
  • Call or email to register, or just drop in
  • Prior experience recommended
  • None April 20, 2008
If you are not sure if you and your pooch are ready, please stop by without your dog and chat with Kim to learn more about the requirements for Rally-O. Or, sign up for a Rally-O class.

Keep your eyes open for our Rally-O Trail premium, too! Trial is Oct 27 and 28.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Time for a Haircut?

If your dog looks like this, it might be time to make a grooming reservation now! We also brush teeth and clip nails!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'm a Little Gemini Dog!

While the big dogs romped nearby, the smaller boarding doggies had fun in the sun today!

Sadie and Winston








I'm a Big Gemini Dog!

Our big boarding dogs agree - today was a great day for playing in the sun!

Rocky and Kirby play chase

Rocco takes a break after wrestling with Cosmo



Sydney takes a dip

Ahh, that was refreshing!

Rufus watches the kids play

Friday, August 10, 2007

Frisbee Dog Workshop

There are still a few spots left for our Frisbee Dog Workshop on Saturday, August 18. Don't miss it!

Watch the video on our website and try not to sign up!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

If you applied for boarding recently...

Due to a glitch with our website, we may not have received applications for new boarders submitted between Thursday Aug 2 and Wednesday Aug 8. If that includes you, please call the office at 978-486-9922 and ask for Alyssa to confirm that we received your application.

Thank you and please accept our apologies.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Only a few spots left!

There are less than 50 runs left for each day of our Agility Trial August 25-26. Stop procrastinating and sign up before your doggie stops talking to you!