Peanut Fletcher Aka Kiss-kiss Girl
11/5/2006 - 2/26/2021How can losing a 19 lb little fur animal hurt so much? My heart literally feels like it’s been ripped out of my chest. You never really know how hard it is to lose something until it’s gone. This past week has been such a roller coaster of emotions. Peanut, our beagle collapsed on Monday evening. We rushed her to the animal hospital at which point we were told that she had a tumor that bursts and bled into her abdomen. They said their were multiple tumors in her liver and that anyone of them could burst at anytime and that she may not make it through the night. She was like a ticking time bomb. We were so thankful that she made it through the night and we were able to take her home the next day to spend time giving her lots of cookies and love before having to say goodbye. Her poor stomach and liver was severely enlarged and of course we didn’t want her to go through that trauma again. This morning when she got up and she turned her nose up at her favorite thing in the world; cookies, we knew that it was time for the inevitable. Today at 3:15, we helped our sweet Peanut cross the rainbow bridge. We have done this with 3 other dogs and 1 cat and it never gets easier. I actually feel like it’s one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I think it gets harder the older we get. Anyways, as I sit here at the end of this emotional week, I want to remember the things she did that made us love her so much and that we will never forget.

Peanut, you were such a great dog!
We will miss your greeting us with your happy smile and wagging tail.
We will miss your tapping on the door a hundred times a night just so you could go out, turn around to get a cookie.
We will miss you flipping your dog dish and pushing it out to the kitchen when you were hungry.
We will miss you scratching at the water tank to let us know you were out of water.
We will miss you pushing your ball in the pool and whining until we played with you.
We will miss you doing your daily goofy goofy, scratching your back and flapping your ears.
We will miss you scratching at the kitchen cabinets when we left a crumb on the counter.
I will miss you laying in front of me every evening so you could see me because you lost your hearing and needed to make I was there.
We will miss all of your kisses which is why you got the nick name, kiss-kiss girl.
We will miss you jumping in bed with us at the end of the day and giving us so much love and kisses.
We will miss you and all of the unconditional love and happiness you gave us throughout your 14 1/2 years of life.

I know that Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Harley were all there waiting at the pearly gates to welcome you! I’m am sure that they were howling away with lots of balls and cookies and ready to play.

Peanut, you were a wonderful dog and friend that we loved so much. Thank you for all of your love. We will never forget you!

Rest In Peace baby girl!

My son wrote this one right after she passed:

At 1523 hours, Peanut crossed the rainbow bridge and was welcomed by a cast of her brothers and sisters:

Cinnamon, who was not present, because she getting into trash;
Nutmeg, who was chewing her feet because she was nervous for mom;
Harley, who gave her a monkey stare and then buried his head into her with a welcoming nudge. Harley said to her that he knew where all the cookies and toy balls were while Nutmeg assured her that Mom is going to be ok and is in good hands. Cinnamon asked if she had brought snacks, and Peanut replied “no, the only thing I brought was my heart which is full of love”.
They offered her a paw and said and all she had to do was follow him. They trotted off into the sunset where they will forever watch down over us.

Rest easy, Kiss Kiss
T.J. FletcherCrownsville, MarylandMarch 2, 2021
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Peanut was an adorable pup with amazing ears and a lovely demeanor. It was truly an honor to help on her way to the next adventure with her fellow Beagles that were waiting for her across the bridge. She will always be missed as she will always be remembered.Kelly Stockton - March 2, 2021
All of the pets mentioned above hit the family lottery with you guys. Peace and comfort to all of you.Candace Ann Turner - March 2, 2021

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