Would you clone your pet?

A little over a year ago, my cat died. His name was Boston and he was my ride-or-die. I can't even explain how much I loved that cat, and I was completely devastated when he passed. It's been 14 months and I still cry about it. But I don't know that I would do this, even with how much I miss him.

There's a woman in Seattle who's cloned her dog, so she "never has to be without him." She's 55 years old, and she paid $50,000 to have him cloned. Actually, she had three clones made, and says she'll do it again when these dogs die.

She says she's "not a crazy dog lady," she just didn't want to lose her pooch. So she paid a company called ViaGen Pets. Their fee is $50,000 for dogs and $35,000 for cats (I wonder why cats are less).

So, if you hit the PowerBall (drawing is tomorrow!), would you ever do this?

The IDEA of it is great, but I'm afraid it wouldn't be as great as I hope. The animal might LOOK just like your departed pet, but will it have the same personality? The thing I loved so much about Boston was i his awesome personality...I'd take that personality in ANY body, whether it looked like him or not.




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