I can only imagine the kind of friend you would have to have for this job. We have a tough enough time getting someone to watch our dog when we go away for the weekend, much less the rest of his life. I guess there are those that are particular about their furry friends.

The bill, introduced in January 2009, makes a pet owner's decision about who will care for their pet an enforceable mandate. Currently, if money is left to a specified caretaker and they do not use it for the pet, there is no legal recourse.

Now if we had a really good hunting dog, I know a lot of folks that would gladly take him off our hands but a maltese that still hasn't mastered the idea of "going outside" probably not.

(via Pet lovers hope to get new law on wills - Yahoo! News.)