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Kabosu, the “dog” known from internet memes, is dead

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Kabosu, a “dog” known from internet memes, died on Friday morning, his owner announced on social media. She assured that the animal passed away “peacefully, without suffering.” The Shiba Inu dog breed gained enormous popularity over a decade ago.

According to Japanese woman Atsuko Sato, the owner of Kabos, the animal died on Friday morning. “Kabosu crossed the rainbow bridge,” she wrote on Instagram. She added that the dog “passed away peacefully, without suffering, as if she had fallen asleep, feeling the warmth of my hands stroking her.”

“Thank you all for loving Kabosu all these years. I am convinced that Kabosu was the happiest dog in the world. This makes me the happiest owner in the world,” she assured.

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Kabosu, the most popular dog in the world

Kabosu gained her greatest popularity around 2013, when a photo of her, taken in 2010, with her characteristic look, was posted by Sato on her blog and quickly spread around the Internet. Since then, Kabosu has appeared in countless memes and has become one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. In English it was known as “doge”, in Poland as “pieĊ‚”.

Her image in funny pictures is often accompanied by a colorful signature written in Comic Sans font, which often contains grammatical errors. The graphics were used, among others, to comment on current world events, from pop culture to politics. The image of Kabosu gained popularity not only on the Internet, but was also used on everyday items such as T-shirts, bedding, decorative pillowcases and many others. Kabosu also became a face cryptocurrencies Dogecoin.

In 2020, in an interview with the “Know Your Meme” website, Sato admitted that there was nothing special about the photo itself that became so popular. – Kabosu loves having her photos taken, so she was delighted when the camera was pointed at her – she emphasized. She admitted that she was surprised by how much fame her pet received. – I still don't understand it – she said.

In 2020, Kabosu was diagnosed with leukemia and liver disease.

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Main photo source: Instagram/kabosumama/screenshot

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