Kabosu – the cute little Shiba Inu dog that inspired the memes of such famous digital currencies as Dogecoin – has been diagnosed with liver disease and leukemia according to her owner Atsuko Sato.
Kabosu Is Very Ill
The news is indeed sad for both animal lovers and crypto fans alike. Kabosu will likely never know how many people she has inspired with her cute little face, nor will she ever realize that her complexion and furry countenance arguably gave birth to one of the biggest bitcoin rivals to ever exist in Dogecoin.
Her owner made the following announcement on Twitter:
Right now, the liver is very bad, and jaundice appears, but antibiotics will definitely improve.
Originally a rescue pup, Kabosu voluntarily stopped eating and drinking on or around Christmas time in 2022. However, it has since been reported that she can drink water and that her appetite has come back somewhat, thus suggesting that while her condition is dangerous, hope is not completely lost yet.
Kabosu has already surpassed the life expectancy of her species given that she celebrated her 17th birthday in October of last year. Right now, Shiba Inu dogs are only expected to live between 12 and 15 years, so even if this is the end, one can attest to the fact that Kabosu is indeed a fighter and will go down in crypto history as a true pioneer and powerhouse of the space.
Her image has become synonymous with Dogecoin over the years, a currency that was initially created by computer genius Jackson Palmer. The currency was established as a way of making fun of the crypto space and its users. It was a meme coin, but it wound up becoming a major staple of the industry and has even garnered the attention of hardcore tech and crypto fans such as Elon Musk, who in all fairness, has often been kinder to Doge in the past than he has to bitcoin.
Musk has referred to Dogecoin as the “people’s crypto.” He has since allowed it to be used for merchandise purchases with many of his companies including Tesla and SpaceX.
Kabosu first became an internet sensation in 2010. Her owner Sato posted her photo online and she became a quick hit on Reddit, with one user posting the word “Doge” under her photo, thus birthing the Dogecoin name.
Let Us All Hope for Her Safety and Potential Recovery
Three years later, the currency would emerge with her image as its major logo. This startled Sato at first, and she stated in an interview:
When I first found out about the Kabosu memes, I was very surprised. I was terrified at the thought that just one photo I had casually posted on my blog could spread all over the world to places I didn’t know.
Let us all join in praying for Kabosu’s safety.