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Lil Bub, Famous Internet Cat Who Appeared On Run The Jewels Album, Dead At 8

Lil Bub, Famous Internet Cat Who Appeared On Run The Jewels Album, Dead At 8

Lil Bub, Famous Internet Cat Who Appeared On Run The Jewels Album, Dead At 8

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The cat appeared in Run the Jewels’ “Meow Purrdy” video.

Lil Bub, the famous Internet cat who worked with everyone from Whoopi Goldberg to Run the Jewels, has passed away.

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The cat’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, shared the news in a newsletter via Brooklyn Vegan.

“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,’ the newsletter reads. “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.”

 

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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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“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,” the newsletter continued. “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.”

Bub had an extreme form of feline dwarfism, as well as suffered from the bone disorder osteopetrosis. Still, the cat became a popular figure on the Internet. She had a web series called Lil Bub’s Big Show, whose first guest was Whoopi Goldberg. (Bub and Goldberg first met on The View in April 2013.) She also appeared on Run the Jewels’ Meow The Jewels remix album. The cat appeared alongside Maceo, Delonte, and Snoop Dogg on the track “Mewopurrdy,” and was featured in the song’s music video.

Source: Brooklyn Vegan



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