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Japan's Internet Runs on Cats and Dogs

It's said that the Internet runs on cats. Japan is no different, although cute dogs can quickly become the subject of massively popular memes too.

One of the most popular omoshiro neta (cool internet memes) in Japan at the moment is a dog with an unusual coat:

While I thought for the longest time this was a Husky with an unusual markings, it turns out this doggy is actually a breed called a Yakutian Laika. I think I'm in love!

In just two days, @LoupGarou12's post about the Yakutian Laika has been re-tweeted 8,500 times and has been marked as a favorite 12,000 times on Twitter.

Another popular Twitter meme is this cat:

Cat being sucked face-first into car.

So far the image has been re-tweeted 26,000 times since the beginning of the week and has 36,000 favorites.

Meanwhile, this cat has also become Internet-famous in Japan:

Looks more similar than I had ever imagined.

Dogs that behave like cats are also popular on the Japanese internet.

For two years our Husky has acted just like a cat. (`・ω・´) Too cute! (p`・ω・´) q 

3 comments

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  • LOL Wonderful!

    • Nevin Thompson

      Thanks Jeremy!

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