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The Shiba Inu dog behind the famous “Doge” meme is seriously ill, her owner has announced.
SOCIAL MEDIA – The most popular social media Shiba Inu suffers. The 17-year-old female dog Kabosu from Japan has acute cholangitis, inflammation of the gallbladder and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, blood cell cancer.
It was on Instagram that the dog’s owner, Atsuko Sato, announced that Kabosu had been seriously ill since Christmas Eve. After many messages of support from Internet users, the Japanese teacher continues to provide news about the Shiba Inu. ” At this time, the level of the liver is very poor, and jaundice appears. Kabosu has an appetite. She can also drink water. To all who care, thank you very much “, she wrote on December 28.
The dog became famous on social networks in 2010 after several photos shared by Atsuko Sato on her blog. And it is in particular one of the images in which the Shiba Inu appears with a questioning expression, raised eyebrows and crossed paws that caused the most reaction. The photograph has since become a viral meme titled ” however “, especially on the platforms Reddit or Tumblr.
Kabosu then inspired in 2013, the first cryptocurrency to originate from a meme, “ Dogecoin “. Created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer first as a joke, ” Dogecoin finally quickly made its place in the world of crypto-currency, especially thanks to the support of Elon Musk.
After hearing the news, Billy Markus also gave his support to the dog. “ Doge (Kabosu) is ill. Sending her love, prayers and positive energy “, he wrote on Twitter on December 26.
doge (kabosu) is sick 🙁 please send her and @kabosumama your ❤️ and 🙏 and good vibes ~ https://t.co/8IqnYWFhWN
—Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k)
On average, the lifespan of a Shiba Inu is between 13 to 16 years, which is slightly longer than other dog breeds.
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