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Ed

All of them, Id clone every dog I ever had.

Laura

Not a one. While I loved all of my pets, I don't believe that cloning will bring back the exact same pet. First of all, it would just be creepy. Secondly, our experiences would be different and therefore the pet would be different. At least, that's my opinion.

pam

Sperling owns University of Phoenix, so rest assured, whatever he's spending on his clone, he will recoup. I can't say the same for the rest of us!

Not sure I could bring myself to spend any amount on a cloned pet, when there are so many good dogs in shelters in need of a home.

Therese

I'm with Laura - I love my pets dearly but I know it wouldn't be the same. I'll love them the first (and only) time around and make the most of it.

Happy New Year, Jan!

Coll

As much as I love my pets I really do not think I would have them cloned. From what I have read, many of the cloned animals do not do well and most die at an early age. I do believe in the benefits of stem cell research but cloning tends to leave me cold.

Sally

Definitely not. It is disrespectful to your pet to try to duplicate it. Besides they are never the pet you remember.The clones act different and people will only be disappointed. Many have a lot of health problems.

Faith

Actually according to a lady who cloned her champion barrel racer the foal acts exactly like the original. He even reacts with the same mannerism when he's touched in a certain spot as the original.

I would imagine that based on their experiences they would become different (and unique) animals however in the beginning you start out with virtually the same one you cloned.

I'd consider it for my current dog and one of my dogs from the past along with one of my cats that I used to own.

schnoodlepooh

Interesting question. Would it be disrespectful? I don't know if I would so much want to clone the original pet as I would prefer to give them their life back. A cloned Baxter would not be the original Baxter and we wouldn't have that history together. I would have to give it a lot of thought. I love my animals and I want them to live forever. Cloning them would not bring them back to life. Would it be comforting or creep me out? I'm not sure...
Anyway, happy new year to you, Jan, and thanks for a great blog. I enjoy it very much & always look forward to interesting posts from you. (ps. I knew an afghan hound many years ago and it WAS the dumbest dog I've ever known. I can totally agree with that.)

chandira

Happy New Year! :-)

I'd have 10 of Shara, and they'd all be well worth the price tag!

But then, I go into Petco sometimes to give the stray kitties some lovin', and I'd take them all home too, so who nows. Would I? Well, I don't believe that it would be 'her'. So my next kitty will be a stray. I'd rather pay the Petco fee. :-)

jillbryant

I actually think that's very sad and, in a weird way, selfish.

And, I have been devestated over the loss of a pet but, another pet like that one - even if exactly like that one, is not that one brought back to life...and you'll have to lose a similar pet again. I would rather give as many pets as I possibly could as many years of a good life as I could.

I think this comes down to that - just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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