Over at the Daily Dachshund and Dog News, we reported recently on the fate of the late Brooke Astor’s two Doxies, Girlsie and Boysie. Then we turned up this piece in the Economist published shortly after Mrs. Astor and the notorious Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley, died within days of each other:
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.
Wonder what they’ll say bout the Scottie News publisher when she’s gone?