Friday, January 02, 2009

Wall-o-sophy

The Grey Lady has an article about cloning dogs and the curious fact that clones are not identical to one another nor to the original, displaying physical and behavioral differences. And the owner of one of the first cloned dogs did not want the cloned pup her son had made saying this:

“I already have a dog — a real dog.”

If we are all variations on a genetic theme then what makes some of us originals and others copies? Which of us are real and which are fakes?

I wonder, when I am cloned (and surely there are organizations bidding on my precious genetic material now) which of my traits will they carry? The incredible intelligence? The stunning beauty?

Well, I guarantee that no dog--real or otherwise--will look up at my ma ape with this level of devotion. Never forget that, ma ape.

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14 Comments:

Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOW!

Aristotle has nothing on woo -

River deep and wally high!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

7:38 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

O my...cloned Wally's running all over the place..wouldn't that be a riot? Totally rhetorical question, since we all know it would be.


gussie

10:13 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Woober Walls!

You are one-of-a-kind, THAT's for sure! Although, I'd like to see a little army of little Wally's all in one place. That would be a blast!

Your ma ape knows you're her #1. She's got your back, man.

By the way. My girl said you're better reading than Foucault!

Goober love & smooches always,
Stanley

2:44 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Wally, It sounds like you've finally begun work on your groundbreaking dissertation, "The Art of Corgadorical Reproduction." My ape says she's first in line for a Wally clone.

xo
SB

10:03 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

Love that picture of ya. You look sooo wally-handsome!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

10:40 AM  
Blogger Patience-please said...

You have one luck ma ape, Walleye! But we think she is most worthy.

wags from the whippets

12:15 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

We sure hope your Ma ape appreciates her one of a kind gem. We sure do!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

That is a great picture, Wally. I like it a lot! I don't think they could ever clone you because you are truly one-of-a-kind.

Poppy

1:44 PM  
Blogger Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

You are the Dog of Dogs dearest Wally!

A true prototype.

oh and sorry I have not been commenting our internet has been down here and there have been bad words all over the place for the past day or so!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxxxxx

Happy New Year and may all your chickens be juicy.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Sancha said...

I call it: On the Genealogy of Corgis. Or perhaps: Ecce Cane. Thus Spake Wallythustra?

Always love your blog, Wally. It's everything I would say if my mom would ever get off the computer. Happy new year!

8:16 PM  
Blogger the Corgi Girls said...

We want a bedroom full of WallY clones...

;o)
M & I

8:25 PM  
Blogger Mango said...

What's up with those high art photos you've been posting. Is your new photographer that Annie Leave-Your-Wits or something?

Slobbers,
Mango

7:53 AM  
Blogger Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Artsy philwallsophy and crushing football wins all in one week!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Dozer and Coop said...

Mum says your black and white photos are very artistic but we think since you are a black dog you might get lost in them. Mum says we have no artistic sense, whatever that is. Anyway, we thought we would check in and wish you a Happy New Year and good health for your ticker. Tell your Mum you need fish oil for your heart - it's delicious and it worked for us!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

6:44 PM  

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