Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I know what you're thinking: that looks like Brother Dutch's rubber chicken but the dog holding on to it doesn't really look like a pug. Not even a giant pug. So what's she doing on my pug blog?

Well. Missy Too might not be a pug, but she is a clone. Now, I'm not 100% sure what a clone is, exactly. But from what I understand, a clone is like an exact copy of something else. Sort of like an identical twin, but more complicated to make. So instead of being born like a regular puppy, Missy was recreated in a laboratory from leftover parts. Or something like that.

Anyway. I guess being a clone makes Missy Too pretty special, but she seemed like a regular dog to me.
My friend Google said it took 10 years, two countries and millions of dollars to successfully clone the original Missy. So far, a total of four identical "new" Missies have been created. Can you imagine what it'd be like if there were four of you??

I've only met one of the cloned Missies, but Google says two of the others also live nearby. Sometimes they get together to play, so maybe I'll eventually meet all three. I'm just dying to know if cloned butts all smell the same. I asked my human AND google, but neither had an answer.

(you can read more about Missy here)


Odysseus said...

Cool! Where does she live?

Do you want a clone of yourself?

THE PUGLET said...

Missy Too lives here in San Francisco. Two other Missies live over in Marin county and the fourth lives in Colorado.

I'd LOVE more of me! Brother Dutch would probably have a coronary though. And not a fake one either!