Kevin Smith Opens Up About His Dog Of Nearly Two Decades After She Passes Away

Kevin Smith Opens Up About His Dog Of Nearly Two Decades After She Passes Away

Losing a pet can be an incredibly difficult and emotional experience. Pets are often considered members of the family, and their absence can leave a void that's hard to fill.

The pain of losing a pet can be especially hard if they've been a part of our lives for a long time, or if we've formed a particularly strong bond with them. The grief that comes with losing a pet is a natural and valid response, and it's important to allow ourselves the time and space to mourn.

Whether it's through talking to friends and family, seeking support from a therapist, or finding ways to honor our pet's memory, it's essential to take care of ourselves during such a difficult time and mourn the loss in a way we see fit.

While we sometimes like to put celebrities on a pedestal, they're real people just like the rest of us and they experience the same emotions we deal with, including those emotions surrounding the loss of a pet.

Recently, Kevin Smith opened up about his dog of nearly two decades after she passed away. He took to Instagram to share an obituary for his dog and honor her memory in that way.

In the post, he said: "This is an obituary I was hoping to never have to write. My beloved best friend and faithful canine companion, the sensational Shecky, passed away quietly in her sleep last week."

He went on to say, "It is the most devastating loss I've experienced since the death of my Dad (20 years ago this June), because Shecky was a phenomenal fixture on the landscape of my life for nearly 2 decades. For over a third of my 52 years, her plucky personality permeated my existence and my work. Anyone who's been listening to my podcasts since 2007 knew the Sheckster's voice, as she was the undeniable unofficial third party in SModcast, Plus One, Fat Man on Batman, Edumacation, or any show I ever recorded at home."

The obituary continued, saying that Shecky had quite an impact on the entertainment industry but it was really in Kevin's personal life that Shecky made the largest difference. He wrote, "As the Robin to my Batman (or vice versa in her mind), Shecky accompanied me on many adventures and countless walks. Even in her advanced age, she showed no signs of slowing down and no hints of being sick at all: she simply went to sleep Tuesday night and didn't wake up Wednesday morning. My family kept the news from me until this week, because I was down in Florida with my Mom (who's been hospitalized for the last month)...Upon learning of the loss, I was inconsolable and beyond devastated - until I realized Sheck imparted an important final life lesson with her departure: No Day is Promised."

"So never take anyone you love (or even like) for granted, Kids: they may not be there when you get home. With the exception of my Mom, my wife, and my kid, nobody will ever love me more than this tiny titan adored me. And I assure you, the feeling was mutual. For the rest of my days, there will always be a miniature dachshund-sized hole in my heart that will never be filled. Losing my best friend and little Baby Dog has wrecked me -but I was lucky to have known her at all," Kevin concluded.

Malorie Thompson

Malorie works as a writer and editor in Northern California. She's passionate about food, conscious living, animal welfare, and conservation. She's worked with a variety of publications in different sectors but is happiest covering topics close to her heart. When not at her laptop, Malorie can be found enjoying picnics on the beach, hiking in the redwoods, and spending time with her rescue pup, Jax.

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