Allergic To The Peanut But Not The Brickle

This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. I have been very, very itchy lately. Itchy to experience life. Itchy to travel to new places. But I have also been itchy in my skin.  


The persons have been trying everything.  I have went to many vet persons.  I have had allergy shots.  I have had many things tried to help me.  But finally, the persons told me that I needed to get some tests done to see what allergies I have.  They suspected many things.


Was I allergic to grass?  Test results:  Yes.  Allergic to many different kinds of grass.


Was about my blankies? Yes. The fabric in my blankies is something else I was allergic to.  


The list went on and on.  The persons were overwhelmed.  So many kinds of chemicals and foods were maybe the problem.  And unfortunately, one thing I was allergic to that I have every day?  My favorite.  Peanut butter.  Oh, peanut butter.

I was scared to tell Peanut Butter Brickle about my peanut allergy.  After all, his name IS Peanut Butter Brickle.  

He loves his peanut butter as much as he loves himself.  In fact, we even drove by a peanut stand in this Virginia place and we had to stop.  

But when I told Peanut Butter Brickle that I could no longer partake in the goodness of peanut butter and had to switch to almond butter, he wasn’t mad.  He wasn’t upset.  

He told me that sometimes, as much as we love someone or something, it isn’t good for us.  


He told me that someone or something can be good for one individual and dangerous to the next. 

Peanut Butter Brickle also told me something else.  He said that even if you love someone, you do not have to love every single thing about them. He said Brickle was just as important as the Peanut Butter in his name.  

And he said that loving someone means not trying to change the parts we don’t like.  It’s about accepting who they are and loving the parts of them that we can.  


My itchiness has been hard.  And I hope it gets better. The persons tell me that sometimes when we have been through a lot, like me living as a stray dog, it takes awhile to get better.  They tell me that getting better doesn’t happen overnight.  

We all have to heal in different ways.  The trick is finding out what is the root of our problem…like peanuts…and cutting it out of our lives.  There is nothing worth being uncomfortable in our own skin.  

-Fruitycake The Raccoon

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2 thoughts on “Allergic To The Peanut But Not The Brickle

  1. Lovely message Fruitycake ” loving someone means not trying to change the parts we don’t like. It’s about accepting who they are and loving the parts of them that we can.” Simply beautiful .

  2. Robin Farnell

    Aw Fruitycake I hope with your test results that with removing those things that it will help your itchy skin. I too have allergies sensitive to eggs and tomatoes… and different outside allegiant I am sure your snack time wl just be as good just Peanut butter for Brickle and almond butter for you

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