“We picked the dog,” Elena continued to the station. “We picked Sasha, and Sasha picked us.” And after just a week, Maia had already bonded deeply with Sasha. In fact, Elena would tell ABC News that her daughter did everything with Sasha; she also described the girl and her puppy as “inseparable.”
Unfortunately, though, there was indeed something that could break Maia and Sasha apart, and that separation was as sudden as it was unexpected. It came when Elena had taken her daughter to a doctor’s appointment, leaving the house empty. When the pair returned, though, they reportedly discovered that their property had been invaded and that a number of their possessions were missing.
Indeed, it appeared that the burglars had taken some objects of value – among them, some jewelry, an iPad and a laptop. However, as it turned out, the intruders had seemingly also stolen something much more precious: Sasha. At the very least, the puppy was nowhere to be found in the home.