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Cat-Influencer Lil Bub with Millions of Followers Dies after Battling Bone Infection

According to Mike, before she died peacefully in her sleep, she was battling with an "aggressive bone infection."

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Updated:December 4, 2019, 2:38 PM IST
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Cat-Influencer Lil Bub with Millions of Followers Dies after Battling Bone Infection
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Lil Bub, a perma-kitten was famous on the internet for her big green eyes, droopy tongue and of course, for her adorable posts shared online. The Instagram famous cat died on December 1 and her owner Mike Bridavsky shared the sad news on the social media platform.

Mike shared two pictures of Lil Bub side-by-side, the first and the last ones which he captured. As per the Instagram post, Lil Bub was born in June 2011 and she lived for eight years.

According to Mike, before she died peacefully in her sleep, she was battling an "aggressive bone infection."

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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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Mike shared two pictures of Lil Bub side-by-side, the first and the last ones which he captured. As per the Instagram post, Lil Bub was born in June 2011 and she lived for eight years. According to Mike, before she died peacefully in her sleep, she was battling an "aggressive bone infection."

Lil Bub was born with several genetic anomalies, including a rare bone condition called osteopetrosis, disproportionately small limbs, a lack of teeth, and an extra toe on all four paws, as per a report by Mashable.

"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," Mike wrote in the post.

He further wrote, “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.”

Lil Bub was more than an adorable cat on the internet. She was a philanthropist as well and has made an impact in world of animal welfare. "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," Mike wrote.

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