“My 7-year-old daughter, Noa, thought of the party,” Burke said. “I had become so consumed with Peanut's decline and her impending death. It was truly wonderful for my daughter to share a different perspective. It was simply brilliant.”
Noa wrote a note to her parents that said, “Dear Mom and Dad, I am going to throw a bye-bye Peanut party. Please help so I can throw it in time. Your first, last and only girl kid, Noa.” Burke planned to throw the party a few days after Noa wrote her the note — but that morning, Peanut started having seizures. Burke knew then that it was Peanut’s final day on Earth, and quickly began preparing to throw Peanut’s "bye-bye party" that day.