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That is a cute story since that dog had helped the woman so much before he passed.

They were doing an eBay auction here in CA bc some local person had the technology to clone dogs. Ethically it creeps me out, but those are just my opinions.

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Cloning is an amazing scientific advancement. (I'm not even going to touch the ethical side.) However, I wouldn't want to clone any of my pets - ever. They are all individuals and can't be replaced by a carbon copy. I would want to keep my memories of Fido (or Boogers) just as they are.

It would be interesting to see how much of Boogers' behavior will be different just because she is a different person now and won't treat the new pup the same way she treated Boogers.
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Whoa, and I thought 2000-2500 for a Hav was high!!

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Creeps me out too and the whole ethical thing is another story. I couldn't do it...but to each his own.

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I think you should open your heart up to a new dog just as you would a child. God picks what he wants you to have. Nothing could ever replace a beloved pet or a child/person.I think the technology must have some advantages--I'm just not sure this is the correct direction.

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I confess that at one point in Vinnie's life I seriously considered trying to find a way to afford it. When he was diagnosed with cancer my first instinct was to fight it - and fight hard. But when chemo, rescue chemo and alternative methods didn't work...I thought about cloning him. That's how much I feared losing him.

Ethics aside, I was willing to do anything in my power to have Vinnie live on. Then I wondered if cloning would mean I'd have to watch him die of cancer again. That would be completely unbearable. There are so many things that could go wrong - and Vinnie would pay for every one.

Obviously it wasn't going to happen and I'm glad now that it didn't, but I know what it feels like to be willing to do almost anything to try to 'save' someone you love.

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Ethics aside, I was willing to do anything in my power to have Vinnie live on. Then I wondered if cloning would mean I'd have to watch him die of cancer again. That would be completely unbearable.
Oh gosh. I never thought of that, but that thought alone is horrible.
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Cloning is an amazing scientific advancement. (I'm not even going to touch the ethical side.) However, I wouldn't want to clone any of my pets - ever. They are all individuals and can't be replaced by a carbon copy. I would want to keep my memories of Fido (or Boogers) just as they are.

It would be interesting to see how much of Boogers' behavior will be different just because she is a different person now and won't treat the new pup the same way she treated Boogers.
I agree totally!
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I agree with Kimberly regarding the amazing scientific advancement. However, genetics only go so far. Our environment plays a huge factor. We even have certain genes that become active after being impacted by the environment. That is why some smokers, for example get lung cancer, and others do not. Perhaps cloning will teach us even more about how the environment effects us.
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