Your faithful law blogger arrived home tonight to find our two family felines -visions of endless quantities of cat treats abounding in their heads– trying their best to read today’s issue of the New York Sun which features an article on pet trusts. While I was well-aware that pet trusts are legally recognized, effective and widely-used estate planning tools in New York, I frankly had no idea as to the extent to which they are currently being utilized. It seems that six figure bequests for Fido and Fluffy are becoming more common than one might otherwise think. This summer’s conference of the American Bar Association to be held in Hawaii will have a session on pet trusts and there are now attorneys who have begun to specialize in this area of the law.