A pup behind the beloved, viral "doge" meme has died, his owner announced on social media. Balltze's memory, and his "Cheems" meme, will live on in the immortality of the Internet. The meme of Balltze – who was sometimes called by his nickname, Ball Ball – featured him with a goofy, knowing smile on his face.
What happened to the meme dog?
Cheems, the shiba inu dog who gained fame as a viral meme sensation, died at the age of 12 after a battle with cancer. The news was shared by the dog's owners in an emotional Instagram post.
Is Cheems still alive?
Balltze (Chinese: 波子, 9 January 2011 – 18 August 2023), nicknamed Cheems in online memes, was a Shiba Inu from Hong Kong.
Where is the Doge statue?
Furusato Square The statue was unveiled on Thursday in Sakura City, at Furusato Square, a popular spot frequented by Kabosu and her owner.
Is the Cheems dog dead?
The Shiba Inu, also known as "Ball Ball," died on Friday after falling asleep during a thoracentesis surgery and never waking up, his owner announced to the dog's nearly 800,000 followers on Instagram.
Who created the doge meme?
John Monarch, an Upstate man credited with kicking off the doge meme phenomenon, said he never expected what came from a Reddit post he made in 2010. Monarch saw an ad carousel on Reddit with pictures of multiple dogs including the now-famous Kabosu, who belongs to Atsuko Sato, a teacher and blogger in Japan.