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The Real Life Doge

By now you've almost certainly seen the Doge pictures that make up one of the most popular memes of 2013 and even served as inspiration for a new virtual currency. But while most internet users are now familiar with Doge's face, they generally don't know anything about the real shiba inu in the photo. 

The now legendary pup is eight year-old Kabosu, who was adopted by a kindergarten teacher in Japan when she heard that a puppy mill was closed down and that the puppies would be put down if they weren't adopted.

The teacher, Atsuko Sato, first posted the picture of Kabosu on her blog back in 2010 and it wasn't until Shiba Confessions posted the image on their blog in 2012 that the meme actually took off. 

You can read the whole story of how this picture became such a popular meme over at The Verge.

Via Laughing Squid

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