Sarah Silverman's Touching Obit for Rescue Dog Will Make You CryJoslyn Gray
There’s something about such heartfelt words from someone who normally revels in irony that makes this obituary for a 19-year-old rescue dog named Duck all the more moving.
“Duck ‘Doug’ Silverman came into my life about 14 years ago,” Ms. Silverman writes on WhoSay. “He was picked up by the State running through South Central with no collar, tags or chip. Nobody claimed or adopted him so a no-kill shelter took him in. That’s where I found him — at that shelter, in Van Nuys. Since then we have slept most every night together (and many lazy afternoons.) When we first met, the vet approximated his age at 5 ½ so I’d say he was about 19 as of yesterday, September 3, 2013.”
Although over the last few years Duck had become blind, deaf, and arthritic, he was still a happy dog who “loved love,” Ms. Silverman writes.
But when Duck stopped eating and drinking, she knew it was time to let him go.
As she held him, “I told him how loved he was, and thanked him for giving me such happiness and for his unwavering companionship and love.”
Read all of Ms. Silverman’s beautiful tribute to the dog who was her “longest relationship,” here.
(Photo Credit: Sarah Silverman)
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