It's a dog's life. Even when you're Leona Helmsley's little mutt.

A court in Manhattan today reversed a trust fund the Queen of Mean left for her dog, a Maltese named "Trouble" from $12 million to $2 million today. The 9-year-old dog lives in Florida with the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.

The remaining $10 million will go to charity.

Poor poochie. Now maybe he'll have to eat dog food, like the little people.

Helmsley, the trophy-wife-turned-real-estate magnate, who uttered the notorious words, "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes," died in 2007.

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