A Scene To Behold
He was squeezing his ears as he put his nose on the ground. That was something Smith had never seen his dog do before, not like that, anyway. They must have been stumbling into something huge! He was as still as a statue, and his big paws were pressed into the soft ground.
What Kyle Saw
He felt compelled to see that he was so focused on the tree with his dog, but he knew that it would be an ordeal. When his palms became clammy, he could feel his pulse race. Unless he had seen it with his own eyes, he would not have believed what he had stumbled on.
Something Was Wrong
It was like hiking with Kyle every other day before they realized that there was something wrong with him. He was acting strange; he was nervous, intentionally sniffing around, perhaps from his days as a service animal. Was it old reflexes?
Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet
Either way, there was something clearly wrong. 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 was, for sure, not done with his detective work.
With all of his police experience, Kyle’s strengths were in data collection; he was a genuine detective. But when it came to needing to be violent, it simply was not in his character. He would still be protecting his new family from any of the officers he was with, and now, if he wanted to.
A New Partner
Once he had his new partner, Officer John, Kyle’s training picked up, and when the situation demands it, he quickly learned to be more physical. He was going to use his life to protect his new partner as well. There is no doubt that he was definitely pushed to his very best by his new partner.
A Great Duo
Service dogs would typically go on patrol with multiple officers, but he just wouldn’t respond to others for Kyle the way he did to Officer John. The two made a great team and shared a unique relationship. John had adopted Kyle, so the two were on constant duty.
When Kyle’s time on the force came to an end, John wanted to keep him, but he could not take care of him when he went on duty. He wanted to do what was best for the dog, and so he allowed him to be adopted by the Smiths. Officer John, however, definitely felt sad to be away with his partner.
Every Dog’s Dream
Kyle and the Smith family is forming a bond through walking. They ended up doing much more exercise than they used to do. They used to go for a regular walk in the hills until one day. Their house had a large forest in the countryside which surrounded it.
An Unexpected Discovery
It was a great benefit for Kyle that any ordinary dog would run rampant in the forests chasing after all kinds of animals. But Kyle discovered a different thing. And what was it that Kyle found out? We are about to find out, no matter how big it might be!
A Drastic Change
As usual, the day began and they started their walk, with Kyle bounding in front of them. They walked along the road they always had, and then Kyle asked for a new route to follow. That’s when the family knew that their dog was actually behaving strangely.
For so long, Kyle had never been out of town before. He and his new family enjoyed their daily walks in the woods, but today there was something different, something they had not expected. It was like a switch had been flipped, and Kyle as a whole was completely changed!
Kyle started acting strangely after a while. He had become quiet and had stopped eating. But with his tail wagging and bounding in the woods, he was content on the journey. They were able to see that this is how he must have been when he was still in service.
As he began to bury his nose in the dirt, his old reflexes from his police days kicked in, following a trail that was only recognizable to him. The family tried to call him back to the trail, but perhaps too much of the fragrance was something that caught his attention.
Finding The Scent
It was not out of the ordinary for a dog to sniff the ground on walks occasionally. Kyle would often notice all sorts of wildlife when they were walking. He also noticed the old clothes of someone once. Kyle would check it out and locate it if there were something to hide from this secret trail.
The Scent Made Him Nervously
However, it seemed that the fragrance he discovered this time made him nervous, something that the family had never seen before. Now that they’d been invested, they had to continue going. It was definitely something serious, whatever Kyle had discovered, as it made him return to his old ways.
The family felt that Kyle’s behavior was strange; maybe something was hiding in the trees above them? A small animal, perhaps? Maybe they were taunting their dog, knowing that he couldn’t catch them. However, all they saw when they looked up were twisted branches, which would have a bunch of leaves if it was spring.
It Made Everyone Anxiously
Kyle had discovered something which until now had been unknown to them. And what was he able to find? As they were all uncertain about what they would be dealing with, the family also started to get anxious. It was something serious with the manner Kyle was acting.
What Is It?
Smith called him one more time, but it was no use. Instead, Kyle was lying down and 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.
Approaching The Tree
He was certain that Kyle would be able to deal with it with how Officer John responded, as he was trained to act in scenarios like this. It was recommended to Smith to examine the tree but to be careful as it might be hazardous. “Are they drugs?” thought Smith. No, what he was going to learn was even worse than that.
When he approached the tree, Smith noticed that the bark was loose. Kyle started barking very loudly. Smith, feeling inspired, braced himself and peeled it back, exposing the hollow within the oak. Suddenly, after he had looked into the darkness, his eyes were focused, and he jumped up. It was not drugs, however.
Waiting For The Next Move
Kyle was on high alert when they realized that they were not dealing with drugs, as he was waiting for any follow-up orders. Both Smith and Kyle were unaware of what they were supposed to do next, but this does not mean they would have to leave the region immediately.
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 disturbed and utterly unbelieving, hastened to gather forensics experts before they all ran out to the scene.
They Were In Disbelief
It was clear from how Smith spoke to John on the phone that Kyle was dealing with something he hadn’t dealt with before; Smith knew that he had to rush to the scene as quickly as possible to assist them immediately.
On The Road
For John, the journey down to Kyle’s new home was excruciating and took much longer than he realized. After about two hours on the road, they were still driving. John had been so busy with work that he had not seen Kyle after the Smiths had adopted him. Eventually, when they arrived, he felt a sting of regret for his old friend.
Reaching The Area
Eventually, when they arrived, he felt a sting of regret for his old friend. He felt sad as he remembered their times as a duo and the various times together they had accomplished missions. Regardless of what he felt, he was certain that he was thrilled to see his old friend again.
As soon as he sees the familiar sight of cruisers, Kyle cannot contain his enthusiasm. He’s running in the direction of John for a reunion that will drive you to tears. But with a critical matter to attend to, John quickly made his way to the tree. He’s drawing the bark of the tree back.
The Heinous Sight
As Kyle encourages him on with his barking, his heart races. His eyes pop, as the heinous sight which Smith had described to him is confirmed. As he was horrified, he could not believe what he was looking at! What could they potentially have seen?
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 determine what they were dealing with. They were certainly shocked by what Kyle had discovered.
Back To His Usual Self
Smith was surprised at how vibrant Kyle became when they continued their work. It was as if he had reverted back to his normal self. Smith noted how much Kyle loved John. But as he watched Kyle, there was new information unfolding.
Out Of His Depth
He felt out of his element after discovering the remains stashed in the hollow oak. He started dialing, ready to notify his chief police officer so that more reinforcements could be sent out. But he was stopped by someone just before he was able to get hold of the station.
Where The Skeleton Came From
He was stopped by the forensic professionals he had brought with him before making the call. And what they were doing was a good thing. They unpacked their instruments to find out where the skeleton came from and started inspecting the skeleton.
Typically, forensic investigators need at least a week to determine whose remains have been identified and where or what they came from. They had stopped John from making the call because what they had found indicated that there would be no need for further investigation in this situation. They already had everything that they wanted.
They saw a life-size human skeleton, but it was a fake one, too. As a Halloween scare or joke, somebody must have planted it inside the tree bark and forgot about it. They’re laughing in relief, but what they can’t understand is why Kyle would warn them about a situation like this.
A Sudden Realization
They were certain that the smell of non-threatening and threatening objects had been taught to differentiate Kyle, which is why they were confused as to why he was acting as such. But then, there was something they realized, which is when suddenly everything clicked!
An Orchestrated Crime Scene
Smith was the first to have put two and two together. He remembered that Kyle had just wanted to see John. His recent actions showed signs of loneliness, and there was a lack of his best friend and former partner. He was aware that after his police action, John was going to run.
Why Kyle Did It
That’s maybe why he did this. Was this being orchestrated? Kyle had been staring at John ever since he had arrived. It was obvious that John was missing Kyle so much. It was like it was all done in a way that got John’s attention and made him pay a visit.
His former partner, who was always enthusiastically jumping around, licked his hands and nudged his thighs. Then it dawned upon him that this may never have been about the skeleton. John remembered that there was only one quick and foolproof way of getting his attention in all their years of working together.
John was certainly pleased that his former partner had gone to such lengths only to meet him once again. It is also certain that they were both delighted to have worked one more time on a case, just like they did back then.
Kyle had to know that John didn’t have any easier way to rush toward him… All he had to do was sit and bark when, just as he had been taught to do, he saw something. John could not help but laugh out loud when it started to make sense.
A Happy Reunion
John bent down and rubbed Kyle’s cheek as he looked deeply into his dark eyes. It was obvious 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.
Kyle’s signal was a secret message to John, the partner that he had missed so much. He had missed him so profoundly that he had to figure out how to see him again. Although Kyle hadn’t seen John since moving to his new home, he still remembers the days when they were working together and remained faithful.
Remembering His Old Pal
The old times and times spent with Officer John were definitely missing from Kyle. Kyle certainly did not forget everything he learned while he was with Officer John, regardless of how long they had not seen each other, which ultimately helped them reunite once again!
With his display of unwavering loyalty and love, John was incredibly moved, still looking into the eyes of Kyle. To spend some quality time with his ex-partner, he decided to remain on stage a little longer. He made sure that he would make their time as memorable as they could be together.
John could see how happy Kyle was when they were walking alone through the woods. And before leaving, John made a promise; he was going to visit Kyle as often as he could so that his old pal would not be lonely.
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 while, which is why he was ecstatic and excited about playing with him when his old pal was finally there.
The Day Has To End
The day must still come to an end, regardless of how pleased the pair were. Even though it is sad, the two had to say their farewells to each other once again. But, unlike before, they have a promise to hold on to, a promise that every time they can, they will see each other.
A Look Before Leaving
John looked back and chuckled heartfeltly at him. He glanced at Kyle with a goofy grin, wagging his tail, still jumping up and down with joy. John felt a strange pain of guilt and heartbreak, but he knew that he had made the right decision to let the Smiths adopt Kyle.
In Good Hands
He thought, petting Kyle and laughing with Smith by his side, along with the ruckus he caused, “What a clever old pup!” This story shows how little credit we give to dogs. Sometimes, however, a dog is clever enough to save an entire family…
For a dog lover, particularly a dog owner, it might be frustrating when your dog changes behavior suddenly. Their normal, playful, and jolly self is transformed into a quiet and sad dog. Are they seriously hurt? Or are they unfortunate? Oh, how we wish they could talk about it and just tell us what the issue might be. It’s probably impossible, though a better scenario would be the case. Or is it?
Bunny, the dog, can speak with her owner with just a series of buttons programmed with recorded words. When she was less than a year old, Bunny was already taught how to use more complicated orders than the usual ‘sit’ or ‘stay’ commands.