When I was a child, Barbra Streisand was a staple in my house. She was my mother's favorite artist and like my parents, a doting animal lover.
I never had a pet dog before, but when I visited the homes of my friends and family, I was sure to give their pooches a healthy dose of love and affection.
Until 2017, Streisand had a beloved dog too. Samantha was a beautiful Coton du Tulear, who lived to the ripe old age of 14.
But during an interview with Variety, Streisand revealed the unique way she kept Samantha's memory alive - by cloning her.
Prior to Samantha's death, Streisand took cells from her pooch's mouth and stomach.
She now has two new DNA sharing pups, who she named Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet respectively.
“They have different personalities,” Streisand said. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her [Samantha’s] brown eyes and seriousness.”
The "Woman in Love" songstress also has a third dog of the same breed, named Miss Fanny. She's a distant relative of Samantha, who was given to her by the same breeder.
The starlet also revealed she dressed all three of her dogs in different colors to tell them apart when they first arrived, but has since decided to keep the adorable practice up.
According to TMZ, cloning a pet can cost anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000, compared to the $3,000 to $4,000 price tag of a regular Coton du Tulear.
Would you ever clone your pet?