(Republicaninformer.com)- According to her owner, the real-life dog who serves as the face of Dogecoin is gravely ill.
The Shiba Inu named Kabosu, who rose to fame after Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer used her image on the Dogecoin cryptocurrency coin, became “dangerously” ill over the Christmas holiday.
The dog’s owner, Atsuko Sat, revealed on Instagram that her cherished pet, now 17 years old, visited the veterinarian the day after Christmas.
“But it will be alright. It’s going to be alright because we get our power from all over the world! Thank you very much, everyone,” she said.
She added that on Christmas Eve, Kabosu stopped eating and drinking, prompting the veterinarian trip. She said that Kabosu has recently been moving more slowly.
Kabosu has been given antibiotics for acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
More than 400,000 people follow Kabosu on Instagram, where they enjoy watching her antics and admiring the adorable pictures that her owner posts.
When her owner posted a picture online of her cherished dog curled up on a couch with a worried expression in 2010, Kabosu suddenly became well-known. The internet then took over, turning Kabosu into a meme in her own right with doge talk like “much wow, so concern,” etc.
The rescue dog has gained a sizable fan base and is now easily recognizable. A whole community has grown around the Doge meme, which has evolved and taken on a life of its own over the past ten years.
Software developers Markus and Palmer created the Dogecoin currency in 2013 and put it into circulation. They did so as a joke. The currency unit is the original “meme coin” and “dog coin.”
But after Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter endorsed it, it has recently become a valuable asset.
After Musk declared himself “the Dogefather” on Saturday Night Live, Dogecoin reached a high of $0.346254 in April 2021.
Prices skyrocketed by 40% the following year, in April 2022, as speculation mounted that Musk, who had just paid $44 billion for Twitter, would integrate the “joke” cryptocurrency into the platform.
“It’s strange that something I created in a matter of hours is now a part of internet culture,” Markus said.