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    Internet meme Dog, Cheems the Dog Has recently passed away at the age of 12

    Famous internet meme Cheems, also known as Balltze by the owners, has passed away at
    the age of 12 years during lung surgery because of a tumor. It is said by the owners of the dog on
    their Instagram that the dog fell asleep on August 8th of 2023 and is never waking up as the
    owners of the dog were upset. Although most were saddened by the depressing news to the
    people who followed Balltze, the owner reassured that “A Shiba Inu with a round smiling face
    connecting you and me, he has helped many people during the pandemic and brought a lot of joy
    to many of you, but now his mission has completed.” The many reactions that came along with
    the passing of Balltze were positive as many people on the instagram post were cheering for the
    dog such as @priyaadivarekar on twitter “Forever in our hearts 🌈 💗 Always brought in so
    much joy on my feed. Rest easy, Balltze #Cheems” and @madan3 with “The Famous Meme Dog
    Cheems has passed away. 👑”.
    Cheems was known for his hysterical look on one funny image that plastered his face all
    over the internet. That one image being the infamous “Cheems” photo which can be seen to the

    left. This image sparked an immediate love for the dog since it was
    partially edited and the hilarious reaction from the dog helped gain a
    following. Cheems was an internet sensation and followed it up with the
    many memes which grew the following of the dog to evermore heights.
    The name Cheems came from the dog’s love for cheeseburgers. The dog
    is a Shiba Inu breed and had lived in Hong Kong and grew to fame
    around 2017. The edit that made him famous was the Swole Doge vs
    Cheems, Doge being another famous Shiba Inu breed that was famous back in 2012, Cheems
    being depicted as the smaller more weaker opinion and Doge being the right and based opinion
    such as images like his by @planty_hoes below

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    Juan Herrera, Staff Writer
    Juan Herrera is a Senior in East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy who likes to write about world problems and their opinion on them. He enjoys listening to music, playing games on the computer, and working hard to accomplish their work.
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