“Brown, black stripe around her neck, black tail,” the veteran said, describing when they met. “She was just so tiny, she looked like a peanut.”
The veteran decided to adopt Peanut, according to the outlet. Lewis said the area where the two met is “pretty difficult” for animals.
“There’s a lot of strays there, so most of them are very frail and weak in the summer time because it’s so hot and finding food and water over there it’s pretty difficult for them.”
After four months, and assistance from SPCA-International and Operation Baghdad Pups, Peanut arrived in the country to her “forever home,” as Lewis said, adding that he is “forever grateful.”