updated 12/02/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/02/2011 AT 4:15 PM ET
He may be 17-years-old, but Sarah Silverman’s elderly pooch, Duck, is still bounding with energy – but only for one hour each day.
“He needs at least 23 hours of sleep a day, or else he’s not himself,” the comedian told PEOPLE at the GQ Men of the Year Party in Los Angeles last month. “But then in that one hour [that he’s awake], he’s so peppy it’s crazy. We take walks, watch TV, we cuddle.”
He might be an octogenarian in human years, but it seems Duck still has some good years left. “He’s doing so well,” she says.
[RELATED_TEXT “Can’t get enough pet news? See more on PEOPLE Pets
Stars’ Favorite Pet Products” “” ]