The True Story Of Kabosu, The Dog Behind The “Doge” Meme

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This video features the famous Kabosu but people around the world know her as Doge. Many know her face but not her story.

Kabosu was abandoned along with nineteen other Shiba dogs when the puppy mill which bred them shut down. They were then rescued and sent to a shelter. Some of them were lucky to be adopted but most of them were killed. She was adopted in 2008 by Japanese kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato and named after the citrus fruit Kabosu because Sato thought she had a round face like the fruit.

Before Kabosu became famous, she was the star of Sato’s adorable blog which chronicles the daily lives of Kabosu and her two cats, Tsutsuji and Ginnan. In 2010, Sato uploaded a photo of her dog relaxing on a couch. Little did she know that the photo would cause her dog to become a meme superstar.

Kabosu’s photo started to pop up all over the web photoshopped on rocks, Twinkies, and celebrities. Sato thought it was all funny but strange. “It felt very strange to see her face there. It was a Kabosu that I didn’t know,” she said.

When asked on what she plans on doing with her dog’s popularity, Sato said “I want more people to know about animal shelters and puppy mills. I’d like to give back to them somehow, helping those abandoned animals. It’ll be nice that Kabosu can play that role.”

The True Story Of Kabosu, The Dog Behind The "Doge" Memeimage – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6BZYNS_u18

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