According to a poll carried out by unbiased.co.uk, around 1.5million Brits plan to leave their money to their pets.
(Unsurprisingly, most people, 29 million of them, said they would leave their money to their children, followed by partners or spouses (26million) and then other relatives (nine million). Nearly 4.5million, said they intend to leave their money to a charity, while three million plan to name a friend in their wills. The family dog or cat was sixth on the list of beneficiaries, trumping the Church and secret lovers, which were seventh and eighth.
I wondered why Sam and Laika were going through the papers on my desk the other day.)