If you’ve seen Barbra Streisand’s Netflix concert special Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!, then you saw the completely over-the-top tribute she did to the beloved white-haired hot bitch she’d take several bullets for. No, not James Brolin! Who cares about him. I’m talking about the gorgeous Sammie Streisand! Last year, 14-year-old Sammie Streisand went off to a… I was going to say a better place, but what place is better than Barbra Streisand’s Malibu estate? Some regular people may immortalize the dog they obsess over by getting that pooch’s dead body stuffed so they can keep it at the edge of their bed for eternity. But crazy rich people, like Barbra, take it to the next level by getting their dog cloned.
Variety did a cover interview with Barbara, and she joked that they should title it “Send in the Clones” because of the fact that she had Sammie Streisand cloned. Barbra has three Coton du Tulears: Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Sammie’s, and Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, who are Sammie’s clones. Before Sammie died, Barbara had cells taken from her mouth and stomach for cloning, and those cells were used last year to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett.
“They have different personalities,” Streisand says. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her [Samantha’s] brown eyes and seriousness.”
Viagen Pets says that it costs $50,000 to clone one dog and the gestation process takes up to 65 days.
Let’s say I had an extra $50,000 lying around, would I use it to clone my dog? There aren’t enough NOs in the world for me to properly answer that question, I mean, I love my dog so much that I regularly cut dingles out of his long ass hairs. That’s love. But I’d never clone him. First of all, I’m not even sure if cloning really works beyond looks. Second of all, what if every part of my dog got cloned even his souuuuuul. That’d be worse than Pet Sematary. The cloned version of my dog would piss and shit in all of my shoes and bark at all hours of the day. He’d do it as an act of revenge for brining him back into my life after he thought he was rid of me for once and for all!
With that being said, we should all aspire to be “clone our fluffy white dog and build a mall in our basement” levels of crazy rich lady.