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.”