We received this award from our Canadian friends Momo & Pinot. Thank you both for thinking of us. (We can't wait for the baby human to arrive at their home so we can see photos posted by the proud mom & dad.)
We would like to pass this on to Billy SweetFeets. We love Sammy and Miles too, but we think Billy SF is old enough and has been doing enough blogging and leaving comments around the blogosphere to have an award of his own. And also to Deetz the Airedale. Deetz's sister Charlotte has been missing since late last week. We hope she is safely home soon.
We picked up this beautiful plumeria at Socks, Scylla & Charybdis' NOMS Day picnic yesterday. They were given to all the guests "as a token of our friendship for coming to celebrate NOMS Day with us." We hope you remembered to pick up yours.
We understand how hard it is to lose a dearly loved pet. But we can not understand why anyone would sell a house to raise $50,000 to clone a deceased dog. Or a cat, a bunny, a guinea pig, a bird, or .....
It doesn't make any sense to us. There are several million animals in the United States alone that are killed at shelters every year because there are too many animals and not enough homes for them. This does not include the numbers of puppies and breeding dogs that are killed at puppy mills or animals killed by other means.
If Jan dies before us, we don't intend to clone her, much as we love her. And besides, this lady in the news ended up with 5 cloned puppies. What would we do with half a dozen of Jan look- alikes? Cloning her couldn't give us a Jan who falls down while being walked, or who yells out of the way as she walks through the house, or who hogs the computer when we want to blog, or .....
Well, you get the idea. None of them would be Jan. So why would we want to help overpopulate the world with more "Jans" when there are plenty of people out there who would just love to take us all in and comfort us. Okay, maybe not plenty of people. But surely, someone!
So while we feel for this woman's depression over losing her pet, we totally disagree with her comment: "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."
We dream of the day when there will be no reason for kill shelters because all cats and dogs will have a home. But that will never be even a remote possibility as cloning increases, which according to this article and many other sources is on the near horizon. "RNL has said it expected to clone about 100 dogs next year and for the price to drop as technology improves."
We aren't in any rush to leave, but when we do, we don't want to be cloned. And if anyone had asked this woman's dog Booger, he would probably have barked the same sentiment.
You can read this article- well, not any more, it's gone.
(s)Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Samaritan