I had a rather frustrating conversation with a friend on this topic, she was of the opinion that cloning her pet dog meant that if he died she could have him back again. She didn’t seem to grasp that a clone would merely be physically identical not that it would have the same personality and memories of her pet.*
Even understanding that this is the case would you still want a clone of your pet assuming the process was relatively inexpensive (which it isn’t!).
*personally I blame Hollywood