I started thinking about my situation. Nine years ago, John and I were not even dating, although we did know each other. Who knows where we will be in nine more years? Honestly, we could be in Europe somewhere after a relocation via John's work. If we lost a dog today, would we really want it back in nine years? (Actually, we have two dogs right now that we are trying to get rid of, so the answer is "no" and "thank goodness, they're gone!")
What about you? Where were you nine years ago? Where will you be in nine years? Would you want your dog back?
How many of you thought my title had to do with taking your husband back? Hee hee!