The real dog that inspired Dogecoin, Kabosu, is in serious health

For Hannah Perez

The Shiba Inu behind the famous internet meme is sick and the cryptocurrency community responded by sending their well wishes.


  • The real puppy that inspired the Dogecoin memecoin is sick
  • Kabosu is the Shiba Inu dog behind the image of the famous meme
  • The cryptocurrency community sent their well wishes

The mascot behind the image that makes up one of the most popular memes on the Internet, which in turn inspired the cryptocurrency project Dogecoin (DOGE), is in a delicate state of health.

This is Kabosu, the most famous Shiba Inu dog in the world, who her owner has revealed has been sick since Christmas and refuses to eat or drink. The children’s teacher and owner of Kabosu, Atsuko Sato, reported on the condition “dangerous” of health of the pet on December 26 through your account instagramwithout providing further details about the disease.

Kabosu’s popularity dates back to 2010, when Japanese teacher Atsuko Sato decided to blog a photo of her cute pup without anticipating that the image would go wildly viral. The success of the mascot in social networks led it to become the well-known meme “Doge“, which is now considered a kind of”Internet Mona Lisa“.

A few years later, in 2014, that meme inspired the creation of a cryptocurrency: Dogecoin (DOGE). Although it started as a joke, the digital asset has survived over the years, managing to establish itself as one of the main cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. He currently occupies the No. 8 position in the ranking, with USD$10 billion, according to the data from CoinGecko.

Known as the first memecoin, DOGE has also inspired other dog-themed cryptocurrency projects, such as the token rival Shiba Inu (SHIB). Dogecoin It is also the favorite digital currency of billionaire Elon Musk, who recently acquired Twitter, and one of the most searched on Google, after Bitcoin. According to data from Google Trendshad an average of 5.85 million monthly searches worldwide throughout 2022.

Crypto community sends well wishes

For these and many other reasons, the little mascot represents much more than the image of a meme to the community of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Many in space have heeded the news of Kabosu’s affected state of health and have sent her well wishes. Among them, the co-creator of DogecoinBilly Markus, has asked his two million followers in Twitter send your love, prayers and “Good vibrations” to Sato and his pup.

A large number of users on social networks wrote similar messages, showing themselves moved by the situation. “I expect nothing but the best for Kabosu. Wishing a speedy recoverysaid one user Twitterwhile another even offered to cover completelyAny expenses necessary to make sure you get the best treatment”.

Sato has been grateful for the good wishes and, in an optimistic attitude, has assured in instagram that the canine will beabsolutely fine” and is “getting power from everyone” of the followers.

It should be noted that Shiba Inu dogs have an average life expectancy of between 12 to 15 years and Kabosu celebrated his 17th birthday in early 2022, as noted. Cointelegraph.

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Article by Hannah Estefanía Pérez / DailyBitcoin

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