A border collie called Lulu is now worth $5million after her wealthy owner died and left her his fortune. 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.
Lulu now lives with her caretaker, 88 year-old Margaret Burton, an old friend of Dorris’s who cared for Lulu while her owner was working. “He just really loved the dog,” said Burton, who was friends with Dorris and would take care of the dog when he traveled. She says she doesn’t know if she could ever spend $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. Dorris’s will is in probate, and it is unclear how much Lulu will be left with when his final bills and taxes are paid. But locals say the late businessman – known locally for displaying a Confederate-era statue critics called racist – was an extremely wealthy man. They expect the final sum left to Lulu to be a sizable one. It is unclear what will happen to any money left over when Lulu passes away.