Japanese Dog Of 'Doge' Meme Fame Dies

Japanese shiba inu Kabosu became the star of the 'Doge' meme that inspired Dogecoin
The Japanese dog whose photo inspired a generation of oddball online jokes and the $23-billion Dogecoin cryptocurrency beloved by Elon Musk died on Friday, her owner said.
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