Photo: via Animal Fair
Today we mourn the death of Lucky Diamond, a celebrity pooch who belonged to Animal Fair magazine founder and animal advocate Wendy Diamond.The Maltese was terminally ill for some time and died before her upcoming nuptials this summer, which would have cost an estimated $140,000 and was slated to become the most expensive dog wedding of all time.
We decided to honour Lucky in our own way by remembering some of the most outrageously pampered pets in history.
While Karl Lagerfeld was cat-sitting for model Baptiste Giabiconi, he fell in love with Choupette, a white Siamese cat, and refused to give the feline back, according to a recent interview in Women's Wear Daily.
Choupette is not only spoiled, but smart: She can use an iPad. She's also got two maids, who track her every move in a diary when Lagerfeld is out of town.
Among the most humble of the pampered pets is Tommasino, the Italian cat who belonged to the late Maria Assunta.
Tommasino, a black stray cat whom Assunta rescued, inherited her entire $15.6 million estate upon her death.
The sum makes Tommasino only the third richest pet in the world. He's reportedly a humble feline who enjoys milks and biscuits.
He seems to have been owner George Clooney's longest relationship and even shared a bed with the former ER star and tagged along to interviews.
Trouble, the Maltese that died last June, was a rich and spoiled pooch.
Trouble led a charmed life that most humans couldn't afford.
To keep Trouble pretty, $8,000 a year went toward the dog's grooming. She also had a full-time body guard, and $1,200 was spent on the dog's food a year.
Paris Hilton loves Tinkerbell, her teacup Chihuahua, so much that when the pooch went missing in 2004 Hilton offered a $5,000 award. The dog went missing for about a week before it was returned.
When not worrying her owner, the dog 'ghost wrote' The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton.
She's also known for wearing pink Chanel sweaters, Louis Vuitton puppy slippers, and being carried around in Hilton's purse.
Gunther has expensive tastes: he bought a villa from Madonna (well, technically, a group bought it on his behalf), owns properties in Italy, Germany, and the Bahamas, and purchased a rare white truffle for $1,500.
When Nora Hardwell died right before her 90th birthday, she ensured her two dogs would have full-access to the home they grew up in.
She allotted nearly $700,000 to care for the pets, along with a carer, and a stipulation that the house must be kept clean at all times.
Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, was given as a gift to The Obamas shortly after the President took office by the late senator Ted Kennedy.
He's been photographed running down hallways with the President, and his official White House portrait appears on a baseball card.
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