Woman Clones “Booger”

6 08 2008

This woman paid a firm in Korea 50 grand to clone her dog “Booger”. Sold her home to do it!

In an article printed in the Telegraph the woman, Bernan McKinney (they claim she is a former beauty queen. I suggest part of that fifty grand might have been better spent on some quality makeup, a hot oil treatment, and a few sessions at a salon that knows what it’s doing–but I’m catty like that.)

McKinney said, “I had to make sacrifices and I dream of the day, some day when everyone can afford to clone their pet because losing a pet is a terrible, terrible loss to anyone,”

When everyone can afford to clone their pet?? How ’bout just going and getting a new one like any normal person?? You wouldn’t have to sell your home or anything!

Can we all say NUTS together? Or am I missing something here?

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15 responses

6 08 2008
Big Hair Envy

“NUTS”

Do you think she will have herself cloned so that dear Booger won’t be left without a master when she dies?? It appears that could be imminent.

6 08 2008
mJ

I’m on the “nuts” train. Maybe because I’m just not really an animal person, but I cannot see the point of it.
The idea of the same DNA with different thoughts and experiences, living on in place of the original kind of creeps me out a bit.

6 08 2008
Stephen

When she backs over this one in her suv will they print her out another for free?

6 08 2008
The Vinyl Villager

BigHair–if she has herself cloned, I hope the new one has some sense.

mj–and its a pit bull!! I just dont think you mix cloning and a pit bull. This sounds like a horror movie waiting to happen.

Stephen–I wondered why she needed FIVE of them?? Can you clone a clone? I mean, if she likes this newly cloned Booger better, can they clone the clone when he bites the dust?

6 08 2008
Big Hair Envy

Cloning a better booger? Now THERE’S a science project.

6 08 2008
Lori

Uh, even if you clone the pet, don’t you still lose the original? Or are you so delusional that you can pay someone to sneak in during the night and replace the old original with the young clone and you never know the difference??

6 08 2008
alntv

Yeah…that’s nuts.

Oh yeah…and really stupid.

6 08 2008
dropofkim

Oh, how about the part where the Boogers she received were actually at a discounted price. They gave her a discount because she was the first to commercially obtain cloned pets and would use her for the publicity. Up to $150,000 is actual cost. I’ll just stick with the shelters and freebies thankyouverymuch!

6 08 2008
colbymarshall

yes, great idea…instead of going out and adopting one of the thousands–millions–of shelter animals, lets compound the pet overpopulation problem but cloning OLD pets. Fabulous.

6 08 2008
The Vinyl Villager

Big Hair—ewwwwwww!

Lori–delusional is a perfect way to describe her.

alntv–agreed!

Kim–wow! 150 grand?? I missed that part before.

Colby–thanks for stoppin by! I had the same thought—why pay such an ungodly amount–particularly when the personalities are unlikely to be the same, when there are so many good dogs for free!?

6 08 2008
MJ

NUTS

6 08 2008
Peter Parkour

Mixed nuts. 😉

9 08 2008
kayli

Now admit it people, without stories such as this what a boring world it would be.

9 08 2008
Techne

I would ACTUALLY pay for watching the korean lab people faces when they find out she is a fugitive from Britain, for kidnapping and rapping a mormon missionary.

10 08 2008
The Vinyl Villager

Kayli…aint that the truth??

Techne…they probably figure any publicity is good publicity.

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