You don't even have to know who musician, Fiona Apple, is to be touched by a letter she wrote to fans on Tuesday explaining why she needed to postpone her South American tour in order to be with her 14 year old pit bull, Janet, who is dying. Janet suffers from Addison’s disease and has a tumor in her chest.
In a four-page letter to fans Apple explained her close relationship with Janet as, "She slept in bed with me, her head on the pillow," Apple explained, "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."
“I just can’t leave her now, please understand. If I go away again, I’m afraid she’ll die and I won’t have the honor of singing her to sleep, of escorting her out.”
Even before reading Apple's letter to her fans I knew that I would devote my time to my pets during their last days and I'm sure all of you would as well!