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Sarah Silverman Writes Beautiful, Heartfelt Obituary For Her Dog Called Duck


On Tuesday, comedian Sarah Silverman's beloved rescue dog Duck passed away. He was 19 years old.

To pay tribute to her friend, Silverman wrote the most heartwarming/heartbreaking obituary.

We know it's never "good news" when a pet dies, but this gave us the chills and we wanted to share it with our readers.

Here's an excerpt from Duck's obituary:

I told him how loved he was, and thanked him for giving me such happiness and for his unwavering companionship and love. The doctor gave him a shot and he fell asleep, and then another that was 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.

14 years.

My longest relationship.

My only experience of maternal love.

My constant companion.

My best friend.


You can read the full piece on Silverman's blog.

Rest in peace, Duck. You sound like a great best friend.

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