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Kabosu, side-eyeing Shiba inu who inspired the ‘doge’ meme, dies at 18

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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Photo by Atsuko Sato

Kabosu, the fluffy-faced Shiba inu whose skeptical glance became one of the enduring memes of the 2010s and inspired a cryptocurrency, has died, her owner said Friday.

Atsuko Sato wrote on her personal blog that the 18-year-old dog died peacefully early Friday in her home in Sakura, Japan, as Sato was petting her. “Kabo-chan,” as Sato affectionately called her, was “calm, kind and laid back.”

Kabosu had been ill for several years. “In my head, I still wanted [Kabosu] to live, but I think I knew it in my soul: It’s time to...

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