Inherit the pig

My mother is superstitious. She hates 13 and isn’t a fan of cats. So I’m wondering if she saw on the news that a 94-year-old Italian woman left her beloved black cat 13-million smackers. I can hear the Italian curse words tripping off Mama’s tongue right now.

Tommaso the Italian cat, who was once homeless in the streets of Rome, can’t directly inherit the money but is named the beneficiary with a trustee, Stefania, nurse to the old woman who died. Stefania promised to love and cuddle the cat once the owner was no longer around.

So what happens if you don’t have $13 million to inspire someone to love and cuddle your pet once you go down for the dirt nap? Should I worry for Princess Piggy Poo?

At this point, I could put about $1,300 in an envelope but how far will that get my piggy? Lettuce, veggies, pellets and hay won’t exactly break the bank but you don’t want to burden someone with caring for your pet and coughing up their hard-earned money to do it.

Before I adopted Princess Piggy Poo, I checked in with my friend Doug who gave me my first guinea pig, Mr. Cucoloris Jr. He generously offered to be Princess Piggy Poo’s stepfather and take care of her until the bitter end…hers or mine. How nice is that!

Even though Tommaso‘s owner had millions of dollars, I can’t help feeling that having friends willing to take care of my baby make me richer than the lonely old lady. That leaves me feeling pretty lucky. Although I won’t be walking under any ladders anytime soon.

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3 Responses to Inherit the pig

  1. kramer says:

    Well, while this post was quite the downer, planning for the demise of one’s self and/or their pet is reality, the responsible thing to do, and a necessary evil. You are one smart cooking to have yours and Miss Piggy Poo’s life plans in order. Many of my friends and family were more than happy to take care of my pet upon my demise, without any inheritance at all. Like you, I felt that I am so lucky to have such good friends. But when it came to me . . . well, let’s just say I won’t be walking under any ladders any time soon myself!! 🙂

  2. kramer says:

    Well, while this post was quite the downer, planning for the demise of one’s self and/or their pet is reality, the responsible thing to do, and a necessary evil. You are one smart cookie to have yours and Miss Piggy Poo’s life plans in order. Many of my friends and family were more than happy to take care of my pet upon my demise, without any inheritance at all. Like you, I felt that I am so lucky to have such good friends. But when it came to me . . . well, let’s just say I won’t be walking under any ladders any time soon myself!! 🙂

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