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Meet Kabosu, the good doggie behind all the ‘Doge’ memes on the internet

Everyone who is online knows the “Doge” crypto meme just by first glance. But do we really know the doggie behind the meme?

Meet Kabosu, a 17-year-old Shiba Inu from Sakura, Japan. She currently lives with her ‘hooman’, and three cats named Azalea, Ginnan, and Onigiri.

Kabosu’s photo (we all know which one) went viral after Atsuko Sato (her ‘hooman’) posted pictures of her on her blog back in 2010. In the photo, Kabosu can be seen on the couch with her legs crossed, with a seemingly concerned face.

Atsuko Sato maintains a blog website, as well as an Instagram and YouTube for Kabosu and their family’s other pets, where they post updates and cute memories of the beloved pets.

In December 2022, Kabosu was revealed to have been diagnosed with chronic lymphoma leukemia, hich was an inflammatory condition of the liver and bile ducts. In an Instagram post then, Sato described her condition as “very dangerous” and that Kabosu had stopped eating and drinking.


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Afterwards, Sato posted that the Internet’s beloved doggo had been slowly recovering, which was celebrated by fans by sending congratulatory and supportive messages.


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Kabosu has been quite the popular doggo on the Internet, albeit being connected to and the face of the “Dogecoin cryptocurrency’. Most recently, Twitter CEO Elon Musk replaced its iconic blue bird logo (which is why we call it the ‘Bird’ app) with Kabosu’s viral photo, and people were quite surprised with this change.

At the same time, people have been rallying to stop seeing Kabosu as just a face for cryptocurrency. Which is true; Kabosu deserves so much more than just being associated to the crypto bros.


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