When it comes to pets, there are people who love them and consider them to be part of the family, which is definitely the way it should be. But then you have people who go a little too far with that concept -- like the man who willed his house and $250,000 to his cats instead of his human heirs.
Yes -- I said he left his estate to two felines. Leon Sheppard, Sr. apparently wanted to make sure his furry friends remained living in the lap of luxury after his passing, which is why his will states that "Frisco" and "Jake" can have the run of the 4,270-square-foot home he left behind. He would also like the fat wad of cash to be used to care for them. And who do you think is going to be doing that? Yeah ... probably humans. The ones he didn't leave anything to.
You can't make this stuff up. You just can't.
I mean, this story definitely has a sweet element to it -- but I can't help but wonder how Mr. Sheppard's relatives feel knowing they got the shaft. Can you blame them for not wanting to talk about his decision to the media? And it's not like these are just any old relatives -- his own daughter was passed over in favor of the two cats! (That's enough to make a gal need therapy.)
But since his will states that once the one cat, Frisco, passes on, the money can then be transferred over to his human heirs -- you gotta wonder how many days poor Frisco has left on this Earth. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if he suddenly escapes from the comfort of his spacious home never to return -- or winds up having some sort of unfortunate "accident."
Would you consider leaving the contents of your will to your pets?
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