On Tuesday afternoon, we made a very stupid mistake.


We thought we were making it for the right reasons;

But in hindsight…the decision was completely wrong.

We decided to adopt Mila out to a new home.


Mila growled at the first couple, and would not go near them…so that was a “no”.

The second woman, however, was very genuine, and Mila seemed to bond with her immediately.

So, with tears streaming down my face, I handed her over…

And away she went.


Despite her brief stay with us, we spent the next 24 hrs extremely sad.

Fortunately, sadness has a way of bringing things into sharp focus.


So last night at midnight, we realized our mistake.

We emailed the dear woman to try and get her back;

And fortunately, she understood.

(She had a dachshund, a cat, and a husband in the house, so she was not alone…)


This afternoon, Mila came home to stay.

And all is once again as it should be…chaos and all.

I am thankful we had a chance to correct our mistake.

6 thoughts on “Insight

  1. jkjod says:

    It is kind of crazy just how much they pull right to the very core of you. I know our two four legged family members are giant pains in the ass sometimes (ok, most of the time) but I can’t imagine not having them around.

  2. greg g49 says:

    There are a number of iterations of this, but because… because, I’m using the one from Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”:

    “Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    ‘Till it’s gone”

    Second chances are rare. I hope this one goes well. Time will usually lessen the chaos, and there are (I’m told) positive ways to hasten that process, but difficult with Dachies (or even dachie mixes)… since they’re really tough and stubborn… hell, they were, after all, bred to go into dark holes in the ground and confront the badger in his den… and, well, you get the point. πŸ˜‰

    • mewanchuk says:


      It’s true–second chances are rare…not taking this one for granted.


      She’s actually a very good dog–Playful puppy, so chewing on everything in sight. We were more worried about her being home alone for prolonged periods, but so far she seems to be as happy to have us, as we are to have her.

      (Didn’t know about the Badger thing!)

      Have a great weekend,

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