Pampered pooches and their pawdicures

When Leona Helmsley died last year, it was a headline obituary, in large part because she left $12 million in a trust fund to care for Trouble, her beloved, albeit high-maintenance, Maltese. Trouble has luxurious taste and is such a picky pooch that she doesn’t eat normal dog food, agreeing to dine only if she is hand-fed on chef-prepared gourmet meals. As extreme as this sounds, however, Trouble is not alone among the world’s pampered pooches. Pets are serious business, and dogs especially are a fast-growing market sector. PULSE