Kabosu, the internet-famous dog in the ‘doge’ meme, is seriously sick with leukemia and liver disease.
Her owner, Atsuko Sato, shared that the 17-year-old shiba inu stopped voluntarily eating and drinking last December 24. Kabosu has since been diagnosed with acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphoma leukemia. Although Kabosu’s appetite has since returned, she has been moving around less.
Kabosu became one of the internet’s beloved animal memes last 2010 when a photo of her with a quizzical look made its rounds in Reddit, Tumblr, and 4Chan. Her face was photoshopped on landmarks, pastries, and other animals.
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In Sato’s latest post, she said that Kabosu is in critical condition and is taking antibiotics. She also thanked all Kabosu’s fans for their support and well wishes.