Sarah Silverman: My 17-Year-Old Dog Sleeps 23 Hours a Day

12/02/2011 at 04:15 PM EST

Sarah Silverman: My 17-Year-Old Dog Sleeps 23 Hours a Day
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."

The pair also spend a good amount of time sharing photos and funny videos on the star's WhoSay page, including one where the star begs her senior pooch not to die.

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.

Can't get enough pet news? See more on PEOPLE Pets

Meet Angelina Jolie's Other Kid – Her Bulldog, Jacques

Stars' Favorite Pet Products

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Latest Photos

Stars and Their Pets

Gavin's Pooch Pick-Me-Up

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters