Sarah Silverman Writes Sweet Farewell to Her Dog

Calls Duck 'my best friend' who 'loved love'

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 6, 2013 6:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – It was no funny business this week for Sarah Silverman, who put down her beloved dog of 14 years, Duck "Doug" Silverman, on Tuesday, ABC News reports. After previously writing a song for her 19-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix, it seemed only fitting she write an obituary, too. In it, she describes him as "a happy dog, though serene. And stoic. And he loved love." Silverman, who adopted Duck from a no-kill shelter when he was 5, wrote, "Since then we have slept most every night together." But when the blind, deaf, and arthritic dog stopped eating, she knew it was time to say goodbye.

As the vet gave Duck a shot, and then another, "I told him how loved he was, and thanked him for giving me such happiness and for his unwavering companionship and love," she wrote. "I held him and kissed him and whispered to him well passed [sic] his passing." But it's the very last lines of her obit that seem to be tugging on the heartstrings of dog owners and softies everywhere. She writes, "14 years. My longest relationship. My only experience of maternal love. My constant companion. My best friend. Duck." Read Duck's full obit here, or click to see which other celeb wrote a similarly tender note for her dog.

My longest relationship, my only experience of maternal love.
"My longest relationship, my only experience of maternal love."   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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