Tossin' m'cookies over here. No words exist to describe this situation. Let's just pull a few quotes from the Genpets site:
"That's right, Genpets are not toys or robots. They are living, breathing genetic animals."
"We use a process called 'Zygote Micro Injection' which is quickly becoming a favourable method to combine DNA..."
"We've gone one step further by packaging the Genpets into plastic packages unlike any other. Each Genpet package has a fully functional heart rate monitor and Fresh Strip to better gauge the state of each pet while it lies in its hibernation state." mmm..."Fresh Strip."
I highly recommend keeping it away from sentimental, animal-loving kids given they only come in 1 or 3 year life spans, although they claim it to be "child-safe" (along with hypo-allergenic).
Jeannie is a true jack-of-all trades, looks forward to a day gone swimmingly, and finds joy in all things awesome. Brilliant art, rocking the renegade music scene, conjuring up haute designs, other people's hot designs, tasty salad, trashy magazines and unicorns are some of the many things she is passionate about.