Kabosu, the world-famous shiba inu who inspired the now-iconic ‘doge’ meme is “seriously ill” with leukemia and liver disease, its owner has revealed.
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The 17-year-old canine reportedly stopped eating and drinking on Christmas Eve, with a series of posts by her owner in Japan revealing that “Kabosu’s disease names are acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphoma leukemia.”
On Wednesday, the Instagram user @kabosumama reported that the dog’s appetite had returned and she is also drinking water, with antibiotics set to improve Kabosu’s conditions.
Millions around the world gathered in support and prayer for the dog who has become an icon of the digital world, holding an unparalleled influence on meme culture and even cryptocurrency, with the meteoric rise of ‘Dogecoin’ in recent year’s.
Here’s wishing Kabosu a speedy recovery.