1/20/2022 8:42:58 PM
Udvar-Hazy, a 29-year-old from California, documented Willow from the moment she got her, and followers watched Willow grow from a tiny puppy to a strapping adolescent who roamed California’s wilderness on hikes with her owner. (Snip) Udvar-Hazy, 29, used the Texas-based company ViaGen — which famously duplicated the singer Barbara Steisand’s dog Samantha in 2018 — to clone Willow. She ended up with Phoenix, plus five other genetically identical pups that she gave to friends. (Occasionally, the lookalikes have reunions, which Udvar-Hazy documents on her Instagram account.) To some observers, this seems bizarre, even grotesque.