Here’s a story that should tear your heartstrings out (if you have one), singer Fiona Apple has postponed her tour to be by the side of her dying pitbull, Janet.
Fiona found Janet, who had a rough start to life, at an L.A. park when she was just 21-years-old and Janet was a 4-month old puppy. Janet, who is 14 now, has Addison’s disease and a slow growing tumor in her chest. Fiona is devastated and has asked fans for their understanding. She posted a lengthy letter to her fans on her Facebook page. Here are a couple excerpts:
“Janet has been the most consistent relationship of my adult life, and that is just a fact. We’ve lived in numerous houses, and jumped a few make shift families, but it’s always really been the two of us. She slept in bed with me, her head on the pillow, and she accepted my hysterical, tearful face into her chest, with her paws around me, every time I was heartbroken, or spirit-broken, or just lost, and as years went by, she let me take the role of her child, as I fell asleep, with her chin resting above my head. She was under the piano when I wrote songs, barked any time I tried to record anything, and she was in the studio with me all the time we recorded the last album…
“So I am staying home, and I am listening to her snore and wheeze, and reveling in the swampiest, most awful breath that ever emanated from an angel. “