The singerannounced via a four-page handwritten note posted on Facebook that she has postponed her South American tour indefinitely
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(Yahoo!) - Fiona Apple's 13-year-old pit bull Janet has been there for her through all the ups and downs over the years, and now the singer is returning the favor. On Tuesday, Apple announced via a four-page handwritten note posted on Facebook that she has postponed her South American tour indefinitely as she cares for her dog as it nears the end of its life after a two-year battle with cancer.
In the touching post, the "Criminal" singer begins by explaining how she came to own Janet when the pup was just 4 months old (Apple was 21) and "was found in Echo Park [in Los Angeles] with a rope around her neck, and bites all over her ears and face. She was the one the dogfighters use to puff up the confidence of the contenders. She's almost 14 and I've never seen her start a fight, or bite, or even growl, so I can understand why they chose her for that awful role. She's a pacifist."
Over the years, throughout Apple's relationship woes, Janet, she says, "has been the most consistent relationship … it's always 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."
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