Fiona Apple has postponed her South American tour so she can take care of her dying 13-year-old pitbull, whom she calls her ‘best friend, mother, daughter and the one who taught me how to love’.

In an extraordinary four-page letter posted to her website and Facebook page, the singer explained her decision to forgo her 12-date tour, which was due to start in Brazil next week.

‘Here’s the thing,’ she wrote in the scanned letter. ‘I have a dog Janet, and she’s been ill for almost two years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly.

‘I know that she is coming close to point where she will stop being a dog, and instead, be part of everything. She’ll be in the wind, and in the soil, and the snow, and in me, wherever I go.

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Fiona Apple has postponed her South American tour so she can take care of her dying 13-year-old pitbull, whom she calls her ‘best friend, mother, daughter and the one who taught me how to love’.

In an extraordinary four-page letter posted to her website and Facebook page, the singer explained her decision to forgo her 12-date tour, which was due to start in Brazil next week.

‘Here’s the thing,’ she wrote in the scanned letter. ‘I have a dog Janet, and she’s been ill for almost two years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly.

‘I know that she is coming close to point where she will stop being a dog, and instead, be part of everything. She’ll be in the wind, and in the soil, and the snow, and in me, wherever I go.

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So we are thankful for everyday that they share ups, downs, and all arounds with us.  It is a privilege to share one’s life with a friend that teaches us about the quiet and stillness of unconditional love and loyalty.

When it is time to say goodbye, it is heartwrenching.  The connection is never lost because they always leave a piece of their hearts with us and we allow them to take a piece of ourselves with them.

Fiona Apple has postponed her South American tour so she can take care of her dying 13-year-old pitbull, whom she calls her ‘best friend, mother, daughter and the one who taught me how to love’.

In an extraordinary four-page letter posted to her website and Facebook page, the singer explained her decision to forgo her 12-date tour, which was due to start in Brazil next week.

‘Here’s the thing,’ she wrote in the scanned letter. ‘I have a dog Janet, and she’s been ill for almost two years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly.

‘I know that she is coming close to point where she will stop being a dog, and instead, be part of everything. She’ll be in the wind, and in the soil, and the snow, and in me, wherever I go.

‘I can’t come to South America, not now. If I go away again, I’m afraid she’ll die and I won’t have the honour of singing her to sleep, of escorting her out.’

The poetic letter explains she found Janet in Echo Park in Los Angeles ten years ago ‘with a rope around her neck, and bites all over her ears and face’ – a sign she had been used as a fighting dog.

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But after taking in the four-month-old puppy, Apple realised the dog was in fact a ‘pacifist’ who went on to provide ‘the most consistent relationship of my adult life’.

‘We’ve lived in numerous houses, and jumped a few make shift families, but it’s always really been the two of us,’ she wrote.

The dog gave her support ‘every time I was heartbroken, or spirit-broken, or just lost’ and sat beside her as she wrote and recorded four albums, Apple explained.

But recently, Janet has slowed. She suffers from Addison’s disease, an adrenal deficiency, and requires regular injections of Cortisol. Two years ago, veterinarians found a tumor in her chest.

‘When I got back from the last leg of the US tour, there was a big, big difference. She doesn’t even want to go for walks anymore,’ she wrote. ‘I just can’t leave her now, please understand.’

‘These are the choices we make, which define us,’ Apple explained. ‘I am not the woman who puts her career ahead of love and friendship.

‘I am asking for your blessing. I’ll be seeing you.’

via Fiona Apple’s extraordinary eulogy to dying dog as she cancels tour to be with her. Kudos to Fiona for staying with her friend through to the end.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all friends and critters.

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