Did inheriting $12 million change dog’s life?

Yes and not for the better. It seems Leona Helmsley’s aptly named Maltese, Trouble, is now getting death threats.

Update: The Economist compares mean queen Helmsley with dachshund owner Brooke Astor in an article published shortly after the two women died:

Mrs Astor had dogs as well-behaved as herself, silky and smooth-haired to pose for photographers or to have their portraits in her 19th-century collection on the staircase of Holly Hill, her weekend retreat. Mrs Helmsley had a Maltese bitch called Trouble, tied with pink ribbons and small enough to stuff in a purse, who sniffed at diners’ legs in her restaurants and nipped their heels until they bled.