Hallmark actress ‘heartbroken’ over loss

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Actress and comedian Melissa Peterman, who last appeared in Hallmark’s hit 2022 film Haul Out the Holly, is mourning the loss of her family’s dog, Fern, who was just five years old when she died over the weekend.

Peterman shared the difficult news in one go Instagram Post on March 12, 2023. She revealed that her family — including husband John Brady and 17-year-old son Riley — knew Fern’s “life with us might be shorter than some.” But when the rescued pup’s health began to improve began to deteriorate earlier this month, Peterman said her heart was “in denial.”

A longtime animal rights activist who was a judge at Hallmark’s “American Rescue Dog Show” In 2020, Peterman has shared her grief over past pet losses, but she had a special bond with Fern, writing that “she was my girl.”

Melissa Peterman pays tribute to “My Girl” Fern

In her Instagram post, which included 10 photos of Fern since she was a puppy, Peterman acknowledged that heartbreak always comes with loving a pet.

“This is the deal we make when we add a pet to our family,” she wrote. “We know they will leave us first, but we do it because they are worth loving and learning to love. My head knew her time with us would be limited even though we did everything for her diagnosis, but my heart denied it.”

“Fernie’s health started to decline about 10 days ago and it just kept getting worse,” Peterman continued. “We had to say goodbye to her yesterday.”

The actress who told a fan in 2020 that Fern was adopted from Peterman’s home state of Minnesota, and then shared how sad she is to have lost Fern so young.

“I am heartbroken,” she wrote. “Fern was the cutest girl. She would literally hug me when I got home. she was beautiful Her side eye was epic. She was so happy and so loved. she was my girl As much as I think it’s not fair that we only spent 5 years with Fern, I know we were so fortunate that we got to spend 5 years with Fern.”

Peterman’s post drew hundreds of expressions of sympathy, including a comment from her Haul Out the Holly co-star Lacey Chabert. She wrote: “Oh Melissa I’m so sorry 💔heartbroken for you. I love you and sending you huge hugs”

Melissa Peterman is asking fans to pray for her other dog, Junior

At the end of her post, Peterman asked fans to “say a little prayer for Junior, he lost his best friend too.”

Junior is owned by her family adopted domestic schnauzerwhich was often seen on Peterman’s social media posts, which featured the two dogs together.

Peterman’s first adopted dog — and “first baby” — was a puppy named Janet, who she had for 16 years until her 2019 death, the actress shared on Instagram at that time.

Peterman to the advocacy group for the adoption of pets Remember Me Thursday: “I like to say ‘dogs are my favorite people,’ and people who love dogs will understand what I mean. They love you unconditionally and wake up excited every day because TODAY is going to be amazing.”

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