Tennessee businessman wills $5 million to pet dog

An eight-year-old dog, a border collie, named Lulu in Tennessee’s Nashville city has inherited USD $5 million as per the owner’s will.

Martha Burton, Lulu’s caretaker, told the station Lulu’s owner, Bill Dorris, was a successful businessman who wasn’t married and died late last year.

His will states the money should be put into a trust for Lulu’s care. It allows for Burton to be reimbursed for reasonable monthly expenses in the care of Lulu.

“He just really loved the dog,” said Burton, who was friends with Dorris and would take care of the dog when he travelled.

She says she doesn’t know if she could ever spend USD $5 million on Lulu.

“Well, I’d like to try,” she said with a smile.

Dorris owned land along Interstate 65 where a controversial statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is located.

The fate of the statue and the rest of the estate may be determined in probate court, local media reported.