Ex-Police Dog Finds Something Alarming

Published on 02/17/2021
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A Scene To Behold

He squeezed his ears as he put his nose on the ground. This was something Smith had never seen his dog do before, not like this. They must have been stumbling into something huge! He barely moved as he stood still like a statue, pressing his big paws into the soft soil.

A Scene To Behold

A Scene To Behold

What Kyle Saw

He felt compelled to see as to why his dog couldn’t help but keep his attention towards the tree, but he knew it was going to be an ordeal. As his palms became clammy, he could feel his pulse race. If he had not seen it with his own eyes, he wouldn’t have believed what he had stumbled on.

What Kyle Saw

What Kyle Saw

Something Was Wrong

Hiking with Kyle became something regularly to them. With how much they have been hiking, they soon realized that there was something wrong with him. To their surprise, he was acting a bit odd. Kyle was nervous as he kept sniffing around with intent. Maybe it was his old reflexes from his days as a service dog?

Something Was Wrong

Something Was Wrong

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Regardless of what they thought of, they were sure that there was something wrong with Kyle. Before Kyle had been with the Smiths, he has been with two other families before. Although the former two had only been for a short while, he still was not done with his time as a police dog then and was still busy fighting crime. For sure, Kyle still longs for his detective work.

Kyle Wasn't Done Yet

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Gentle Soul

As a police dog, Kyle specialized in data collection, and thanks to his police experience, there is no doubt that he is a true detective. However, it just was not in his nature to be violent whenever the situation calls for it. It was innate in him to be protective of any officers he was with, and the same could be said for his new family.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

A New Partner

Once he met his new companion named Officer John, Kyle’s training picked up, and he soon learned to be more physical when the situation needed it. He will also make use of his life to protect his new partner. There is no question that he was certainly driven to his very best by his new partner.

A New Partner

A New Partner

A Great Duo

Service dogs would normally go on patrol with other officers, but Kyle just wouldn’t respond to others the way he did to Officer John. The two make a wonderful pair and had a special friendship. John adopted Kyle, but the two were on constant service.

A Great Duo

A Great Duo

Parting Ways

When Kyle’s time on the force came to an end, John tried to hold him, but he could not take care of him when he went on patrol. He tried to do what was right for that puppy, so he allowed him to be adopted by the Smiths. Officer John, though, definitely felt sorry to be away from his partner.

Parting Ways

Parting Ways

Every Dog’s Dream

The Smith family formed a bond with Kyle as they constantly walked every day. Because of this, they all ended up getting a lot more exercise than they are accustomed to. But one day, they went for their usual walk in the hills. They went to the large forest that surrounded their house in the countryside.

Every Dog’s Dream

Every Dog’s Dream

An Unexpected Discovery

It was good for Kyle to be allowed to run free in the woods, chasing various animals that he could find, as it is a good exercise for him to keep himself in top shape. However, Kyle found something that no one was expecting. What was it that he discovered? Regardless of what it was, saying that they were “shocked” is an understatement.

An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

A Drastic Change

The day started typically for both Kyle and the Smith family. They woke up in the morning and started their usual walk, with Kyle being ahead of them. They took the route that they had always been taking. However, Kyle had something else in mind as he demanded to be followed into a different path. This prompted the family to think that there was something wrong with Kyle.

A Drastic Change

A Drastic Change

Acting Odd

Kyle has not been out of town for that long before. The ex-police dog enjoyed his regular daily walks in the woods with his new family, but this time, there was something totally different with how Kyle was acting, something that none of them were expecting at all. It seemed like a switch was flipped in Kyle as he started acting differently and changed as a whole!

Acting Odd

Acting Odd

Strange Behavior

After a little while, Kyle started to act strangely. He became quieter and stopped eating as well. But there was no denying that he was still enjoying the trip in the woods as his tail was still wagging as they were walking. This was something that they thought about how Kyle acted while he was still in service.

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Old Habits

As the dog started to bury his nose deep in the dirt, it seemed like his old reflexes as a police dog began to kick in as he continued to go ahead and follow a trail that only he could recognize. The family tried to grab his attention and make him come back to their supposed route, but to no avail, the smell that Kyle discovered had caught his attention perhaps a lot more than it should have.

Old Habits

Old Habits

Finding The Scent

It wasn’t out of the ordinary for a dog to sniff the ground on walks occasionally. Kyle would often notice all sorts of wildlife when they walked. He also once noticed somebody’s old clothes. Kyle would check it out and locate it if there were something to hide from this secret trail.

Finding The Scent

Finding The Scent

The Scent Made Him Nervously

However, the fragrance he found this time seemed to make him nervous, something that the family had never seen before. Now that they’d been invested, they had to keep going. It was something serious, whatever Kyle had found, as it made him revert to his old ways.

The Scent Made Him Nervous

The Scent Made Him Nervous

Above Them

The Smiths all thought that the way Kyle had been acting is strange. Perhaps something was hiding in the trees that they had no idea of? Could it be a small animal? Maybe it was an animal that taunted Kyle, thinking that he would not be able to catch them? But then, as they looked up, the only thing they could see was dry twisted branches, in which leaves would be placed if it was spring.

Above Them

Above Them

It Made Everyone Anxiously

Kyle had found something that up until now had been unknown to them. And what has he found? As they were all unsure about what they would be dealing with, the family also became anxious. It was something serious with the way Kyle was acting.

It Made Everyone Anxious

It Made Everyone Anxious

What Is It?

Smith called him once more, but it was no use. Instead, Kyle was lying down, frozen. Smith had no idea what to do, so he called John, a former partner of Kyle’s. John clarified that Kyle would know what to do if he picked up a smell out of the ordinary or posed a danger.

What Is It?

What Is It?

Approaching The Tree

He was sure that Kyle would be able to deal with it with how Officer John responded as he was trained to act in scenarios like this. Smith had been advised to examine the tree, but it could be dangerous to be careful as it could be dangerous. “Are they drugs?” thought Smith. No, even worse was what he was about to learn.

Approaching The Tree

Approaching The Tree

Not Drugs

As he approached the tree, Smith noted that the bark was loose. Kyle began barking loudly. Feeling inspired, Smith braced himself and peeled it back, exposing the hollow inside the oak. Suddenly, after he had looked into the darkness, his eyes were focused, and he jumped up. It wasn’t drugs, however.

Not Drugs

Not Drugs

Waiting For The Next Move

Kyle was on high alert as they realized that they were not dealing with drugs, as he was awaiting any follow-up orders. Both Smith and Kyle were unaware of what they were supposed to do next, but that doesn’t mean they would have to leave the place immediately.

Waiting For The Next Move

Waiting For The Next Move

Calling Backup

Without a moment’s hesitation, Smith took out his phone and called the only individual he could think of reporting it to, shakily dialing John’s number. He explained exactly what Kyle had found, with his voice trembling, in that old oak. John, deeply troubled and utterly unbelieving, hurried to gather forensics experts before they all ran off to the scene.

Calling Backup

Calling Backup

They Were In Disbelief

With the way Smith talked to John over the phone, it was obvious that Kyle was faced with a situation that he had not dealt with before. Smith was well aware that he has to move fast and head over to the scene as quickly as possible to help them right away before things could take a bad turn.

They Were In Disbelief

They Were In Disbelief

On The Road

For John, the travel down to Kyle’s new home was excruciating and took a lot longer than he realized. After two hours on the road, they were still driving. After the Smiths had adopted him, John had been so busy with work that he had not seen Kyle. He felt a sting of regret for his old friend when he finally got there.

On The Road

On The Road

Reaching The Area

He felt a pinch of regret for his old friend when they arrived. He felt nostalgic as he recalled their days as a duo and the countless times together they had completed missions. Regardless of what he thought, he was confident he was thrilled to see his old friend again.

Reaching The Area

Reaching The Area

Tearful Reunion

As soon as he sees the familiar sight of cruisers, Kyle is unable to contain his excitement. He’s running in the direction of John for a reunion that will drive you to tears. But with a vital matter to attend to, John soon made his way to the tree. He pulls the bark of a tree back.

Tearful Reunion

Tearful Reunion

The Heinous Sight

As Kyle encourages him on with his barking, his heart races. His eyes pop as the heinous sight that Smith had mentioned to him is confirmed. As he was horrified, he could not believe what he was looking at! What might they probably have seen?

The Heinous Sight

The Heinous Sight

A Closer Look

Kyle led them to the human skeleton stashed inside the tree. However, it was so well packed inside the tree that they needed to cut it down carefully to decide what they were dealing with. They were certainly fascinated by what Kyle had learned.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Back To His Usual Self

Smith was shocked at how vibrant Kyle became as they continued their work. It was as though he had returned to his normal self. Smith noted how much Kyle cherished John. But as he watched Kyle, there was new knowledge unfolding.

Back To His Usual Self

Back To His Usual Self

Out Of His Depth

He felt out of his depth upon discovering the remains stashed in the hollow oak. He began dialing, ready to alert his chief police officer so that further reinforcements could be sent out. But just before he could get hold of the station, someone stopped him.

Out Of His Depth

Out Of His Depth

Where The Skeleton Came From

Before Officer John was even able to make a call, the forensics expert he brought along with him stopped him from doing so right away, and it was a good move from them that they stopped to him. The experts unpacked their tools and started to inspect the skeleton so that they may find out where the skeleton came from.

Where The Skeleton Came From

Where The Skeleton Came From

Investigation

Usually, forensic investigators need at least a week to conclusively decide whose remains were found and where or what they came from. They had stopped John from making the call because what they had discovered suggested that this case did not need further investigation. They already had everything they needed.

Investigation

Investigation

False Alarm

They saw the skeleton of a life-size human, but thankfully it was also a fake one. Someone must have planted it as a Halloween scare or prank inside the tree bark and forgot about it. They laugh in relief, but what they can’t understand is why Kyle would warn them about a situation like this.

False Alarm

False Alarm

A Sudden Realization

They were certain that the scent of non-threatening and threatening things had been taught to distinguish Kyle, which is why they were puzzled as to why he was behaving as such. But then, there was something they remembered, which is when suddenly everything clicked!

A Sudden Realization

A Sudden Realization

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Smith was the first who put two and two together. Kyle, he recalled, had only wanted to see John. There were signs of isolation in his recent behavior, and his closest friend and former girlfriend were missing. He knew that after his police acts, John was going to run.

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Why Kyle Did It

Perhaps, this is why he did it. Was Kyle behind everything that has happened? Kyle had been looking at John ever since he had arrived. Kyle misses John too much. It was like it was all done in a way that got John’s attention and made him pay a visit.

Why Kyle Did It

Why Kyle Did It

Realization

His ex-partner, still vigorously jumping about, licked his palms and nuzzled his legs. Then it dawned on him that this could never have been about the skeleton. John recalled that there was only one easy and foolproof way of gaining his attention in all their years of working together.

Realization

Realization

Old Times

As for Officer John, he felt jovial that his former partner on the job went to great lengths so that they could see each other once again. It is also sure that they were delighted as they worked on a case together one last time, just like how they did back in the old days.

Old Times

Old Times

Clever Dog

Kyle had to know that John didn’t have an easier way to hurry toward him… Just as he was taught to do, all he had to do was sit and bark when he saw something. John could not help but laugh out loud as it began to make sense.

Clever Dog

Clever Dog

A Happy Reunion

John bent down, squeezed Kyle’s cheek, and looked deeply into his black eyes. It was apparent that they had missed each other so much, and they were very happy that they had finally seen each other again, and they were very grateful for that.

A Happy Reunion

A Happy Reunion

Loyalty

Kyle’s signal was a coded message to John, the partner that he had missed so much. He missed him so deeply that he had to work out how to see him again. While moving to his new home, Kyle hadn’t seen John, yet he still remembers the days when they were working together and remained faithful.

Loyalty

Loyalty

Remembering His Old Pal

The old days and times spent with Officer John are something that Kyle had been missing. Kyle did not forget anything he learned while being with Officer John, regardless of how long they had not seen each other, which finally helped them reunite again!

Remembering His Old Pal

Remembering His Old Pal

Moved

Still staring into Kyle’s eyes, John was unbelievably moved by his show of unwavering loyalty and affection. To spend some quality time with his ex-partner, he agreed to remain on stage a little longer. He made sure that he would make their time as special as they could be together.

Moved

Moved

John’s Promise

As they walked through the forest alone, John could see how content Kyle was. And before leaving, John made a promise; he would visit Kyle as much as he could so that his old pal would not be lonely.

John's Promise

John’s Promise

A Happy Dog

There was no question, with John around, that Kyle was delighted at that moment. The poor dog had been looking for his old pal for quite a time, which is why he was ecstatic and happy to play with him when his old pal was finally there.

A Happy Dog

A Happy Dog

The Day Has To End

The day would also come to an end, regardless of how happy the pair were. Though it is sad, once again, the two had to say their farewells to each other. But unlike before, they have a promise to hang on to, a promise that any time they can, they’ll see each other.

The Day Has To End

The Day Has To End

A Look Before Leaving

John looked back and grinned heartfeltly at him. He stared at Kyle with a silly smile, wagging his tail, still jumping up and down with joy. John felt an odd pain of remorse and heartbreak, but he knew that he had made the right decision to let the Smiths adopt Kyle.

A Look Before Leaving

A Look Before Leaving

In Good Hands

He said, petting Kyle and laughing with Smith by his side, along with the ruckus he caused, “What a clever old pup!” This story illustrates how little credit we give to dogs. However, even a dog is smart enough to save an entire family…

In Good Hands

In Good Hands

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