Former Police Dog’s Discovery Alarmed The Authorities

Published on 02/16/2021
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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 was as still as 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 that the tree had been so focused on his dog, 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

It was like hiking every other day with Kyle before they realized that something wasn’t right with him. He was acting strange; he was nervous, sniffing around with intent. Maybe it was his old reflexes from his days as a service animal?

Something Was Wrong

Something Was Wrong

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Something was clearly wrong either way. Before the Smiths, Kyle had been to 2 other families. The last two lasted only a short while because, as a police dog, he had not yet resigned and still had to do more crime-fighting. Kyle wasn’t done with his detective work, for sure.

Kyle Wasn't Done Yet

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Gentle Soul

Kyle’s strengths were in data collection; he was a true detective. But when it came to needing to be violent, it just was not in his character. He’d always defend any officers with whom he was, and now, if he wanted to, his new family.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

A New Partner

Kyle’s training picked up once he got his new partner, Officer John, 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 made a wonderful team and shared a special friendship. John adopted Kyle, so the two were on constant duty.

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 duty. He tried to do what was best for that dog, so he allowed him to be adopted by the Smiths. Officer John, however, definitely felt sad to be away from his partner.

Parting Ways

Parting Ways

Every Dog’s Dream

Kyle and the Smith family formed a bond by always taking walks together. They ended up doing even more exercise than they used to. They went for a daily walk in the hills until one day. Their house had a large forest in the countryside which surrounded it.

Every Dog’s Dream

Every Dog’s Dream

An Unexpected Discovery

It was a great benefit for Kyle that any average dog would run rampant in the woods chasing after all sorts of creatures. But something else Kyle found. What was it that Kyle found? We are about to find out, no matter how large it might be!

An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

A Drastic Change

As normal, the day started, and they began their walk, Kyle bounding in front of them. They walked along the path they always had, and then Kyle asked for a new route to take. That’s when the family realized that their dog was actually acting weird.

A Drastic Change

A Drastic Change

Acting Odd

Never had Kyle been out of town for so long before. With his new family, he enjoyed his regular walks in the woods, but today there was something unusual, something they hadn’t expected. It was like a switch had been turned, and Kyle as a whole was totally changed!

Acting Odd

Acting Odd

Strange Behavior

Kyle started behaving strange after a while. He became silent and stopped eating. But with his tail wagging and bounding in the bush, he was happy on the outing. They could see that this is what he must have been like when he was still in service.

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Old Habits

As he started to bury his nose in the dirt, his old reflexes from his police days kicked in, following a trail only familiar to him. The family tried to call him back to the trail, but maybe too much of the scent caught his attention.

Old Habits

Old Habits

Finding The Scent

It wasn’t out of the ordinary for a dog to sniff the ground on walks sometimes. Kyle would also notice all kinds of animals as they walked. He also once found somebody’s old clothing. If there were something to hide from this hidden trail, Kyle would search it out and locate it.

Finding The Scent

Finding The Scent

The Scent Made Him Nervously

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

The Scent Made Him Nervous

The Scent Made Him Nervous

Above Them

The family thought that Kyle’s actions were strange; maybe something was hidden above them in the trees? A small animal, maybe? Their dog could have been taunted, knowing he couldn’t capture them. All they saw when they looked up, though, were twisted branches wherein spring there would be leaves.

Above Them

Above Them

It Made Everyone Anxiously

Kyle had noticed something that up until now had been unknown to them. And what has he found? As they were all uncertain of what they would be dealing with, the family also started to get nervous. It was certainly something serious about the way Kyle was behaving.

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 explained that Kyle would know what to do if he picked up a scent out of the ordinary or faced a risk.

What Is It?

What Is It?

Approaching The Tree

He was confident that Kyle would be able to deal with how Officer John reacted as he was prepared to behave in situations like this. Smith had been advised to inspect the tree, but as it could be risky, to be cautious. “Are they drugs?” thought Smith. No, even worse was what he was about to hear.

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, revealing the hollow within the oak. Suddenly, after he had stared into the darkness, his eyes became focused, and he stood up. It wasn’t drugs, though.

Not Drugs

Not Drugs

Waiting For The Next Move

Kyle was on high alert when they learned that they were not dealing with drugs, as he was awaiting some follow-up orders. Both Smith and Kyle were unsure of what they were going to do next, but that doesn’t mean they would have to leave the region 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 just what Kyle had discovered, with his voice trembling, in that old oak. Profoundly troubled and completely unbelieving, John rushed to gather forensics experts before they all ran off to the scene.

Calling Backup

Calling Backup

They Were In Disbelief

It was obvious from how Smith spoke to John on the phone that Kyle was grappling with something he hadn’t dealt with before; Smith knew he had to run to the scene as quickly as possible to assist them immediately.

They Were In Disbelief

They Were In Disbelief

On The Road

For John, the trip down to Kyle’s new home was painful and took much 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 pinch of remorse for his old friend when they finally arrived.

On The Road

On The Road

Reaching The Area

He felt a pinch of remorse for his old pal when they finally arrived. He felt sad as he recalled their days as a duo and the numerous times together they had accomplished missions. Regardless of what he thought, he was sure 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

He was stopped by the forensic experts he had brought with him before making the call. And what they did was a good thing. They unpacked their instruments to find out where the skeleton came from and started examining the skeleton.

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, the skeleton that they saw was fake. 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 Kyle had been taught to differentiate the smell of non-threatening and threatening objects, 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

Maybe that’s why he did it. Was this all planned out by Kyle all along? 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 former 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

John was definitely glad that his former partner had gone to such lengths just to see him again. It is also certain that both of them were happy to have collaborated one more time on a case, just as they did back then.

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 after moving to his new home, Kyle hadn’t seen John, he still remembers the days when they were working together and remained faithful.

Loyalty

Loyalty

Remembering His Old Pal

Kyle certainly misses the old days and times spent with Officer John. Kyle definitely 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 woods alone, John could see how content Kyle was. And before leaving, John made a promise; he was going to 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 doubt, with John around, that Kyle was thrilled at that time. 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 glanced back at him and laughed heartily. 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 Kyle adopt the Smiths.

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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