Boo, also known as the world’s cutest dog, has recently passed away from what his hoomans believe to be a “broken heart” at the age of 12 on 19 January 2019. A social media sensation, Boo has over 16 million likes and followers on his Facebook page and 600k followers on Instagram.
Boo rose to fame in 2010 when he caught the attention of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ke$ha. Since then, Boo has been actively documenting his life and canine adventures with his best friend, Buddy bringing joy and squeals to his fans.
Unfortunately, Buddy passed on in 2017. Since then, Boo has been reported to show signs of heart problems before meeting his Buddy at the Rainbow Bridge.Boo is also featured in picture books including, “Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog” and “Boo: Little Dog in the Big City” and has its own line of merchandise including plush toys, stationery and more.The Dog Who Can’t Feckin’ Run
Loca is an Irish Pug that’s also best known as the pug that cannot run, following her popular music video in 2012. The catchy video that garnered 18 million views (to date) was shot from Loca’s point of view as she sings a catchy tune about her inability to run while introducing the rest of her siblings.Have yet to watch the video? The song is extremely catchy, so you’ve been warned:
Unlike most pet social media sensations, Loca also has her own YouTube channel with about 196K subscribers where she posts more head-bopping tunes. In addition to her viral videos, Loca also had a book titled “Unbefeckinglievable” and her own calendar.
Unfortunately, while her inability to run made her famous for her antics, it was also the cause of her passing in October 2017. Loca the pug suffered from Cerebellar Ataxia which results in the loss of coordination due to the damage of the nerve cells that oversee muscle coordination in the canine.
While she has brought joy to countless hooman lives, we hope she was finally able to run across the Rainbow Bridge like how she’s always wanted to.
The Cutest Corgi
Loki the Corgi has been dominating the ‘gram with adorable photos of his outfits and expressions. With a fan base of over 800K on Facebook and over 700K on Instagram, Loki has garnered a solid and well-supportive fanbase that cheered him (and his pawrents) on during his final moments.
Loki was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease which he struggled with for over a year. As he bravely fought, his fans supported the family by contributing to the family’s GoFundMe page to do their part for the pup that was often the cause of many moments of joy and laughter in their lives. Unfortunately, Loki soon lost the battle with the disease in September 2016.On the bright side, we can now be certain that Loki will be free from any pain and continuing his antics with his BFF, Ham Ham.The Local Celebrity
A familiar name and face to many, Flapper Choo is our home-grown canine star. Flapper made his debut in 2012 in the movie, My Dog Dou Dou. He has since conquered the local scene, acting alongside celebrities like Romeo Tan and Rui-En.
While his following of over 8K on Instagram may not be as impressive when compared to the other furballs, Flapper has won all our hearts in his various roles in movies or local television series. Apart from bringing us joy with his acting, Flapper also volunteered at Singapore Civil Defence Force, visited the old folks and was a canine blood donor – a wonderpup indeed.Unfortunately, Flapper was diagnosed with lymphoma and was said to have passed peacefully on 5 December 2018.
Source: @buddyboowaggytails, boingboing, @lokistagram & @flapperchoo
While they may no longer be physically present, they’ll always remain in our hearts. Till we meet again.