August 10, 2009

I thought this was a joke when I first read a story about Paris Hilton’s new dog-house. Maybe gossip spread over Twitter? Maybe a joke website? Nope. It appears to be true. Paris Hilton has spent $325,000 on a mini-mansion built for her dogs.

Tinkerbell, Marilyn Monroe, Prince Baby Bear, Harajuki, Dolce and Prada will be living in luxury in a 300 square foot abode, decked out with central air, a balcony and a crystal chandelier.

Personally I do not care how Paris Hilton, or anyone, chooses to spend their money. However, I do not know how people losing their homes to foreclosures in the time of The Great Recession will feel about photoshoots of such spending extravagance.

I have no clue how much Paris Hilton gives to charity, but the statement about the nature of charity, by hotel chain founder Conrad N. Hilton, is quite an interesting juxtaposition to the spending habits portrayed in this dog-house story.

A portion of Conrad N. Hilton’s will revealed that he had begun to measure the riches of a man or woman in other ways than just financial means. In his will, Mr. Hilton donated property to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and described the nature of charity as follows: “There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute. Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts.”

Matthew Slutsky
President / Founder
BuzzBuzzHome Corp.

Read “Paris Hilton’s Dog House Is Nicer Than Ours” in the Long Island Press.

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