What an exciting time this has been for us! We’ve gotten to share our good news that not only did I decide to clone Bruce Wayne, but also that the puppies were born and are doing well. For any of those that might have missed it, I have been blessed with 5 Bruce Wayne cloned puppies! Yes, 5!
Since my announcement post, I’ve received a lot of questions both on our Instagram feed, DM’s and blog. I thought it would be a good time to address some of the questions for anyone that had the same questions before I share the newest puppy photos that I have received from ViaGen Pets.
Are the Puppies All Boys?
I have been asked this numerous times. It usually starts with “I know that this is a stupid question, but….”. And, honestly, it’s not! It is a question that I also had when I first met the ViaGen Pets team. All this science and technology is new to most of us, so it’s a perfectly reasonable question.
Yes, all the cloned Bruce Wayne puppies are males. If you were to clone a female, any of the puppies born would be female. The puppies will always match the sex of the donor pet.
Am I Keeping All 5 Puppies?! And Can I Have One?
Even though I did not plan for 5 puppies to be born, in a perfect world, I would keep every single puppy, as I view them as my children and apart of Bruce Wayne. However, realistically, puppies cost money to raise and I have to be able to travel with them with the assistance of only 1 passenger.
At first, my Veterinarian, Dr. Joe Zulty, who is fascinated with technology and cloning had thought about taking one, however, his wife vetoed bringing any more dogs home. And since I had already planned to keep at least 3, I couldn’t part with another and decided that I would keep 4.
The 5th puppy, who has been named “Harvey Dent” is going to a wonderful friend of mine, Kristen. You may know her from Instagram, as Kristen is @therealpablochihuahua’s mom. In fact, that is how I met Kristen a few years ago. We are often together attending dog events and raising funds for various Baltimore animal shelters.
Kristen rescued Pablo when he was a young pup. Currently, Pablo has some anxiety issues, but did great when he had a larger doggie housemate. We are hoping that Harvey Dent will as beneficial for Pablo as Pablo will be for Harvey Dent. I can rest assured knowing that Harvey Dent will have a friend, housemate and will never be alone.
I am 100% confident that Kristen will take amazing care of Harvey Dent and lives about 15-20 minutes from me. This will allow me to see Harvey Dent often and when Kristen goes on any trips for business or pleasure, I will be able to pupsit Harvey Dent and reunite the pack.
I invite you to follow Harvey Dent and watch him grow on his newly created Instagram page @villianshavemorefun. I will be keeping the 4 pups I am keeping on my current Instagram page of @ipartywithbrucewayne.
While I am honored that our friends would love to have a Bruce Wayne of their own, cloning Bruce Wayne has been a dream of mine since I got him when he was 5 months old. I am gifting one to Kristen because I couldn’t physically take care of 5 of them and she is close enough to me that I can knock down her door when I want to visit Harvey Dent! 😉
How Were the Puppies Born?
Like “regular” puppies, cloned puppies follow the same gestation period of 58 – 65 days. The puppies were born without any issue and the surrogate dog was actually a Beagle, however, no DNA from the surrogate Beagle is transferred to the puppies.
When Bruce Wayne had his genetic preservation procedure performed, he also had his cheeked swabbed to be sent off to University of California, Davis. UC, Davis sends a report back to ViaGen and myself noting Bruce Wayne’s genetic markers. This report will be compared to the puppies swabs in the near future to confirm that the puppies are indeed clones of Bruce Wayne.
Where Can I get More Information About the Process and Cloning?
The easiest resource to find out more information is by visiting the ViaGen Pets website. On their website, you will find an informative video and FAQ section. As always, we are always happy to help answer any questions.
Onto the Puppy Photos!
You will hear me say this often, I am in love with these guys! Biased or not, they’re absolutely adorable! Below are some Week 1 photos. As you can see, the boys’ eyes are still closed. Puppies usually open their eyes between 10 – 14 days after birth.
What truly warms my heart is seeing how much they love laying with each other. I have been told by the ViaGen Pets team that is looking over the puppies that they love to sleep in a big pile together. Simply adorable!
Thank you for all the kind words and support to everyone we have received over the last few days. It truly means alot to us! Each week, we will be posting new puppy photos and updates on how the boys are doing. Don’t forget to start thinking of their names, name giveaway is coming soon! 🙂 Keep an eye on our Instagram page for details.