What Happens When You Clone Your Pet


If you've ever considered cloning your pet, or even if you're just interested in (or baffled by) the process, you're certain to enjoy this BoingBoing article. Author Lisa Katayama uncovers the process necessary to clone her precious Ruby (pictured). The blog's readers may recognize Ruby from the short story Ruby Was Angry.

Those who want to get their dog cloned will need to get fat and skin samples from the vet, which will then be tested for feasibility. If the test comes back positive, the samples will be sent to Korea, where they can be made into embryos and then the cloned pup will be born. Of course, the dog will be biologically similar to your animal, but as Lisa asks, will it share the same spirit?