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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pure Crazy...

Okay... so here's the disclaimer: I'm a Huge! Animal lover. I've got 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 turtles and 1 tortoise. I totally Get the love and connection you have with an animal.

I lost my beloved Nigel, a miniature Schnauzer, 5 years ago. I loved him like crazy. I think about him daily and miss him lots. I think about how much he loved children and how much he'd Adore my son [who's 2]. I'd give anything to have him back... but that's just not the way life works. So the story about a woman who had her dog, who had passed away, cloned just makes me want to scratch my head. The fact that she paid 50,000 Dollars to do so makes me feel queasy.

I totally understand the sentiment behind a gesture like this. I'd give my eye teeth to have my darling Nigel cloned. But here's the Rub: They cannot clone personality. Period. End of story. So you see, this woman now has FIVE dogs that will look just like her departed dog Booger [honestly that was his name] - however none of them will BE him. It would be heart wrenching for me to have a dog that looked just like my Nigel but didn't act a thing like him. Sure he was an adorable little bugger, but it was his personality that I loved. All his infamous quirks and imperfections - the life experiences that made him who he was.

It's pure crazy... baffling and confusing.

4 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Hmmm, yes I don't get it either. The pups are adorable, but its a very odd thing to clone a pet 5 times.

Did you see that the press have done a little digging on this lady and it appears that she may have been involved in a kidnapping years ago? Maybe she is a sandwich short of a picnic to start with!

one little acorn said...

Aye aye aye! Some people obviously have way too much money! Yes, they are cute, but they will never be a true replacement and neither they should be!
I agree - totally crazy. Where will they go to next?

Jackie said...

True but those puppies are seriously cute.

Tokenhippygirl said...

This frightens me. As much as I love Weston, I agree... it's all in the personality. That and his cute butt.