AceShowbiz - A dog lover, Barbra Streisand, has done a shocking thing to keep her beloved pet around her for a long time. She revealed that she has cloned her dog, Samantha which died in 2017, twice, showing how much she loved the dog.
During an interview with Variety, Barbra said that she wanted a portrait taken at her Malibu estate with her three dogs to be called "Send in the Clones." This was not just a meaningless phrase. Barbra revealed that she had cloned her 14-year-old Coton du Tulear dog, Samantha, before it died.
The clones, which were created from the mouth and stomach cells of Samantha, then arrived. Barbra dressed them in red and lavender to tell them apart. Thus, she called them Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet.
"They have different personalities," Barbra said. "I'm waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her (Samantha's) brown eyes and seriousness."
She has also adopted a new dog which was brought by a breeder. It was said that the dog was a distant cousin of Samantha. Barbra named the adopted dog Miss Fanny. The picture of her three dogs appeared on her Instagram post earlier this year with a caption which read, "Happy New Year from my three girls... Pink, Blue & Violet."
Responding to the "Funny Girl" star's two cloned dogs, a Twitter user wrote, "Woke up to the news that Barbra Streisand cloned her dog. 2018 won't calm down with the wild.
Woke up to the news that Barbra Streisand cloned her dog.
2018 won’t calm down with the wild.— Brian (@BrianAcunis) February 27, 2018
Another user named "Julie" also tweeted, "When I first saw Barbra Streisand cloned her dog, 'That's weird.' 10 sec later. 'How can I do that?' "
When I first saw Barbra Streisand cloned her dog,
10 sec. later
"How can I do that?"🤔— Julie 🌈 (@BitOfJules) February 27, 2018
Regarding the cost of cloning itself, it was revealed that Sooam Biotech Research Foundation was charging around $100,000 to clone a dog in 2015. Meanwhile, ViaGen cut the price in half, $50,000 to clone a dog and $25,000 to clone a cat.