Barbara Streisand Clones Her Dogs

Legendary singer, actress, and filmmaker Barbara Streisand has two new dogs to share with the world after the death of her beloved 14-year-old Coton de Tulear Samantha. Taking a quick look at the photo, you might have trouble telling the two pooches apart, since they look identical. No, Streisand didn’t make a mistake: her two new dogs are actually genetic clones of Samantha.

In an Instagram post made last week, Streisand revealed that her pets, named Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet, are genetic replicas of her previous dog Samantha, who passed away in May 2017. In an interview earlier this year with Variety, Streisand mentioned cells were extracted from Samantha’s mouth and stomach before her death to be used in the cloning process.

“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.”

In the picture below, Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet can be seen sitting comfortably in a stroller, overlooking the grave of their genetic ancestor. The tombstone shows a picture of the late dog along with an inscription naming her ‘Our Little Angel.’ The date of her life is engraved then followed by the legend: ‘Always in our hearts.’

With cloned dogs in tow, just how would you attempt to tell each other apart? Well, Streisand had the perfect solution hidden right in their names. After the cloned canines arrived, Streisand dressed the dogs in red and lavender so easily identify each dog.

Interestingly enough, Streisand actually has a third dog, which is a distant cousin of Samantha’s. The third puppy, named Miss Fanny, was adopted by Streisand from a breeder while waiting for the new dogs to be cloned.

What do you think about the act of cloning dogs? Although physically identical to Samantha, Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet are not exactly the same as the original. Just like twins, each dog will develop its own personality through experiences and how it is raised.

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