Kyle Chayka has written an amaze piece for The Verge on the online and real-life origins of the doge meme. The Shiba Inu of doge fame is an eight-year-old dog named Kabosu who was adopted by a Japanese kindergarten teacher named Atsuko Sato when a puppy mill shut down. Sato first shared the now-infamous photo on her blog on February 23rd, 2010, and the doge meme in its current form first began on the Tumblr blog Shiba Confessions, founded in September 2012. To read more about Kabosu and the doge behind the meme, head over to The Verge.
image via Atsuko Sato