Sarah Silverman's dog, Duck, has died at age 19. She wrote:
"It always tickled me that even though we were different species He was my best friend. Duck left me today but I forgive him."
"I couldn't figure out this hunger strike. Duck had never been political before. And then, over the weekend, I knew. It was time to let him go.''
"We laid in bed and massaged his tiny body, as we love to do—hearing his little 'I'm in heaven' breaths" until the vet arrived to administer "basically an overdose of sleeping meds."
"I held him and kissed him and whispered to him well passed his passing. I picked him up and his body was limp—you don't think about the head—it just falls. I held him so tight. And then finally, when his body lost its heat, and I could sense the doctor thinking about the imminent rush hour traffic, I handed him over.
My longest relationship.
My only experience of maternal love.
My constant companion.
My best friend.
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