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Legendarische internetpoes Lil Bub op 8-jarige leeftijd overleden

Na de dood van Grumpy Cat hebben ‘Insta-kat’ liefhebbers weer een klap te verwerken: Lil Bub is dood. De kat met dwerggroei ging viraal door haar gekke kopje zonder onderkaak of tanden maar met uitbundige tong en meer tenen dan strikt noodzakelijk.

Het dier leed aan een agressieve infectie aan haar botten, maar het leek toch prima met haar te gaan, schrijft haar baasje op Instagram. Ze stierf in de nacht van zaterdag op zondag in haar slaap op het bed van haar eigenaar.

“We hadden niet verwacht dat ze zo plotseling zou sterven”, schrijft hij. “Ik geloof echt dat ze ervoor gekozen heeft haar falende lichaam te verlaten zodat ons gezin die moeilijke beslissing niet zelf hoefde te maken.”

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Het katje was het gezicht van meerdere liefdadigheidscampagnes en heeft zo veel geld binnen’gekrabd’ voor dieren in nood en gehandicapte dieren. Ook was ze het middelpunt van genetisch onderzoek naar de botziekte waar ze aan leed.

“Lieve Bub, ik zal je grootmoedigheid, je overvloed aan liefde en je talent om mensen blij te maken nooit vergeten. Ik ben eeuwig dankbaar dat je me koos als verzorger. Bezoek ons alsjeblieft in onze dromen”, schrijft haar baasje bij Bub’s eerste en laatste foto.

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This is my first photo with BUB next our last photo together. On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the purest, kindest and most magical living force on our planet. BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.. I have always been fully transparent about BUB's health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren't expecting her to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning. I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves. It is impossible to put into words the profound effect that BUB has had on my life, on the lives of thousands of homeless pets, and on the lives of those of you that have cared for her as if she were your own family. She taught me everything that I know about unconditional love, she brought my wife Stacy and I together, she's the reason we have our beautiful children Rosco and Lula, and she has been a constant source of warmth and love in our lives for the past 8 years. To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement. But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. She has literally saved thousands of lives (both pets and humans), she started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological research, she's helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and has spread a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. And even though my heart is absolutely crushed by her graceful departure from planet Earth, I know that her sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. Dearest BUB, I will never forget your generosity, your limitless supply of love, or your uncanny ability to bring so much magic and joy to the world. I am forever honored and humbled that you chose me as your caretaker. Please visit all of us in our dreams o

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Hier een selectie van de leukste kiekjes van Lil Bub:

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BUB LOLs #lilbub

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Got a sweet gang #familyfriday #lilbub

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De eigenaar van de in mei overleden harige legende Grumpy Cat herdenkt de twee met een mooie foto.

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Friends forever

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