In what seems like the plotline to a Simpson’s episode, a couple claims that Sam Simon (Simpson’s Co-Creator who passed in March) promised to, following his death, continue to pay for their Dog’s twice-per-week acupuncture regimen. The cost? $3,640 per month. Which is. . . wow.
The couple insists that their 11-year-old Italian Mastiff, needs his weekly acupuncture treatments, citing that he is “a very dangerous animal” with early-life abuse from his time living on a drug dealer’s property. There is no word on how exactly you get an aggressive dog to sit still while you stick needles into him (I assume it’s while he’s enjoying a mud-facial), but at least their dog found a healthy, extremely LA way of managing his stress.
The couple claims that acupuncture isn’t the only thing he “needs” either as they are also requesting: $7500-per-month “aggression training” sessions; $150 grooming every three weeks; and regionally sourced gluten free dog food at the cost of $180; putting the grand total for this dog at about $138k per year, proving that an absurdly priced anti-stress West coast lifestyle isn’t just for humans anymore. The real question though: How much of that money is going to pay for Columbo’s “necessary” treatment, and how much of it is for Columbo’s owners’ brunches?