The Maltese Millionaire Speaks!

Bequeathed $12 million by Leona Helmsley, Trouble is now the richest dog on the planet. He tells Joel Stein how he plans to spend the dough

Illustration by Lon Tweeten; Jenifer Graylock/ AP

First of all, no, I am not happy about it. Leona Helmsley was my best friend, and I miss her every day. Second, I earned that $12 million. We were partners. I was the only one who supported her during the hard times. I bit people she felt she could not bite herself. I appeared in those commercials alongside her--softening what, to be frank, could otherwise have been a very harsh public image. Actually, I earned more than the $12 mil, but my lawyers say I can't talk about that until our case is settled.

So everyone wants to know what I'm...

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