It's happened (Leona Helmsley, 2007).  That seems a bit extreme but there are some practical considerations when doing some pet estate planning.  What will happen to your beloved "fur" kids or other pets if you're unavailable for an extended period or permanently?  Have you considered who will take them in and care for them?  Have you allocated funds for this and if so how?  This short video gives some tips to "chew over" when thinking about your (often) most affectionate and appreciative family members, your pets.