(Closed) Most EXPENSIVE dog in America

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Would you ever consider cloning/taxiderm your loving pet?
    If I had the money to,I would. : (6 votes)
    8 %
    You can't replace your pet with any other,of course I would clone it! : (3 votes)
    4 %
    No way! This stepping over God's boundaries : (59 votes)
    75 %
    I'm indifferent : (11 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ve heard about this and think it’s really disturbing.  And creepy.  I would never, EVER want to do it.  I’m not religious, so I don’t feel that this is “stepping over God’s boundaries”, but I’d feel like I was stuck in a sci-fi movie with a dog who looked exactly like my old dog but didn’t act like him (a pet’s personality is nature and nature both!). It may look just like Fido, but it’s not going to have your history together.  New Fido wasn’t there when you bought your first house, New Fido didn’t travel with you to Colorado, New Fido never met your grandma before she died, New Fido never had those tasty treats you used to give Fido every day before they stopped making them.  Your relationship WILL be different with New Fido, even if you treat him/her like you did Fido.  (And btw, do these people use their old dog’s name?)

    There are hundreds of thousands of beautiful, friendly dogs stuck in animal shelters until they are euthanized or gassed.  These dogs can be just as sweet as (but different from!) dear old Fido.  Forge a new relationship with a new pet and make him/her thankful to have been saved: there’s a joyous, rewarding experience.  Honestly I think that anyone who pays $150k to have an old pet cloned might have a mental health issue.  Pets die, and it is tragic (lord knows I fell apart in a big way when my last cat died), but it’s a part of life.  Letting go and moving on is a part of life with pets and everyone knows this the minute they decide to bring a new pet into their life.  

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    The cloning idea freaks me out! I think that it’s over stepping the boundries a little.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Creeeeeeeepy.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You know what it reminds me of? The yellow lab that’s in Scrubs that JD and Turk keep. Yeah, it freaks me out. I wouldn’t do it. And the cloning thing borders a bit on obsessive to me so that’s a bit creepy as well.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Lol, this reminds me of a Stephen King book, Pet Sematary… I love my Maggie but this seems a bit odd.

    Post # 7
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    478 posts
    Helper bee

    That’s crazy. People do rediculous things sometimes.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Yeah littlemissmoo…it seems obsessive and unhealthy to me too.  I honestly can’t imagine a mentally healthy person doing this…

     

    And btw, that one person who voted in the poll that they’d clone their dog?  That was me accidentally! Embarassed  I thought it said, “You can’t replace your pet with any other,of course I wouldn’t clone it!”, thinking that meant I would never clone my pet because trying to replace the dead one with some new genetically identical copy just doesn’t work!

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    No, it’s just creepy. Your pet dies, you grieve, you move on, you get a new puppy. A new one, full of life with a different personality. That’s just how it’s supposed to be! If you’re willing to pay that kidn of money to clone your dog again, I think you have issues dealing with the fact that he died to an extreme. It’s just life to deal with death.

    Plus…I’m a big believer that environments make people/animals a lot of who they are. Just b/c you clone your pet and he/she is genetically the same….who’s to say it will be?!?!?

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    I say to each his own. I’m sure there are a lot of things that I’ve done that people don’t agree with, so who am I to judge? I, personally, wouldn’t clone my pet, but if some one else decided to clone their pet then, good for them. I voted that I’m indifferent, but I do think the scientific advances are interesting.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Usually clones have some kind of health problem and don’t live nearly as long.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    That’s another thing I was thinking, JoJoBananas…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLNf2Kz0GLU

    This couple cloned a dog that died because it had cancer! I feel like they’re basically dooming their poor puppy from day one.  It’s probably going to have serious health issues its whole life, if it lives very long.  I mean, what kind of joy are they getting from this puppy?  It’s acting like every other puppy does: apathetic to anything but its teething whims.  lol.  Just go to the shelter, plunk down $50 for an adoption fee for a much heartier mutt, and move on with life.  Develop new, beautiful relationships and stop trying to hold onto something that you can’t have.  

    Sorry, if you can’t tell, I just think this is senseless and an all-around bad idea.  

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think it’s pretty weird and I wouldn’t do it. Death is part of life.

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