Doge 2 / Caesar
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Doge 2 refers to a photograph of a dog named Caesar whose facial expression was deemed similar for that of Doge, with the dog earning the nickname Doge 2 and becoming a subject of memes and fan arts in early May 2020. A number of dog photographs resembling the iconic Doge photo preceded the meme.
On May 10th, 2020, Twitter user @Pogsire (@Dogesire) tweeted "I'm in a sad mood, send pet pics," with Twitter user @ourbravestoy posting a photograph of their dog Caesar (photograph shown below, right). On the same day, @Pogsire quoted the post, writing "Doge 2 has been officially released" (tweet shown below, right). The tweet received over 25,400 retweets and 140,500 likes in one day.
Prior to the May 2020 Twitter post, a number of photographs of dogs have been recognized as similar to the iconic Doge photograph, gaining spread in the major Doge fan communities such as /r/dogelore and Doge Collection (original photograph and several "clones" shown below).
On the same day, Reddit user omg posted the photograph, captioned "Hello I Am Doge 2" to /r/dogelore, where it gained over 6,500 upvotes prior to being removed by the moderators (shown below). A same-day repost to /r/okbuddyretard received over 37,100 upvotes in one day.
In the following days, the meme received viral spread on Reddit and Twitter; for example, a May 10th post by Redditor Zioxilluminaty received over 410 upvotes in /r/dogelore prior to being removed by the moderators (shown below, left). A same-day fan art by Twitter user @matchiitea received over 670 retweets and 5,600 likes (shown below, right).
Doge 2 was dismissed by moderators of major Doge communities such as /r/dogelore on Reddit and Doge Collection on Facebook, with /r/dogelore moderators removing the majority of Doge 2 memes in the following days. On May 10th /r/dogelore moderator Thot_patrol_official made an announcement that only high effort memes based on the photograph would be allowed in the subreddit.
Caesar went on to become an additional side character on r/dogelore, acting as a more laid back and sociable counterpart to Doge. Additionally, a female counterpart of Caesar called Clara made an apparition in the lore.
 Twitter – @ourbravestboy
 Facebook – Doge Collection
 Reddit – new character approaches – doge 2
removed for rule 9
 Reddit – Beat the meme while it's hot
 Twitter – @matchiitea
 Reddit – federic0_s_2
 Facebook – Doge Collection
 Reddit – Doge 2 WILL be allowed, but under conditions
 Reddit – Le fitting in has not arrived
 Reddit – Meet Caesar's wife, Clara
May 11, 2020 at 12:27PM EDT
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