Write a ransom note.
IF you want your precious commodity back, you have to do two things.
The first thing is, post a public apology. I want you to detail everything you’ve ever done and individually apologize for them. You don’t have to mention names, but you do have to mention fault. EVERYTHING.
Second, accept forgiveness and do your best in all things. Succeed at everything. Be in the top rankings of everything. The moment mediocrity sets in, is the moment that you fail to meet the terms of this ransom note. Therefore, I will no longer “feel” any obligation to return anything.
Achieve this and you shall receive your dear puppy back. Fail, and you receive nothing. Try to trick me and your precious puppy will go missing again. This time, with no hope of a return.