Why didn’t it work out?

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - September 22, 2020

Q: What am I supposed to think when something that seemed meant to be doesn’t work out? 

A: It seemed like it was meant to be. For at least a year, I’d been yearning to have a dog in my life. One day I learned that a puppy—just the breed I wanted—was going to be available soon. In the pictures he looked so precious!

He was even cuter in person than in the photos. I loved cuddling up with him and watching as he played with his new toys. But within a couple of days of bringing him home, I began to feel I’d made a big mistake. And it soon became clear that I was not the right owner for this puppy.

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