I watched this TV show for the first time. If anyone hasn't seen it, it was about three people who had paid 50,000$ to clone their dogs. This was done in Korea with the use of surrogate mothers. Up to five surrogates were used for each clone. One person used a dog whisperer to see if it was the same dog with memories of its former life. Apparently the puppy did remember his past life. Each person seemed to have the idea that the cloned dog would have memories of the original dog. It brought up some questions with me regarding the surrogates and where they come from and what is their life entail before and after becoming surrogates. The laws for animals in Korea may or may not be the best in the world either. Then the pressure of the new puppies to be exactly like the original dog. We all know that we forget just how much work it was to potty train and obedience train our dogs and the effort we put into our dogs does make the difference in how well they respond.
I would not want to have my dog cloned. I don't think that the love I felt for that individual dog could be replicated. I would also look forward to having a new friendship with a new and unique furry friend. But these people on the show were obviously on the other end of the scale to me and showed it by paying an extreme amount of money to do so.
I know we are all doodle crazy, does this extend to cloning our doodles?