Former Police Dog Finds Out Something Disturbing While On A Stroll

Published on 03/09/2021
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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 was it that made his dog act strange in that place? Was this really something serious? Or was it a joke entirely? Did he succeed in finding out what it was? Had they been alarmed by this? Well, let’s find out, then.

What Kyle Saw

He felt compelled to see that his dog was so focused on the tree, but he knew it would 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

And whatever it was, they were willing to do anything to find out or save anyone or anything from the way their dog barked at the tree! However, they were at a loss for words after discovering what made him act that way.

Something Was Wrong

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

Something Was Wrong

Something Was Wrong

He was excellent when he was a police dog, so when it came to this kind of thing, his new family trusted his instincts, and even less so since their house was close to the woods where someone could do something dangerous.

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet.

Something was 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.

While doing some morning exercise, Kyle started acting strangely, and his new owner was confused about what made him do that way. Even after days had passed, the dog still knew how to distinguish something suspicious that might help police officers from their investigations.

Gentle Soul

With all his police experience, Kyle’s strengths were in data collection. He was a true detective. But when it came to needing to be violent, it just wasn’t in his character. He would still be protecting his new family from any officers he was with, and now, if he wanted to.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

If he was still a police dog, he might have done some outrageous things and be very helpful to the team. He was a capable dog, nevertheless, and he was also adorable and kind. His new dad never had any complaints about his behavior as well.

A New Partner

Once he had his new partner, Officer John, Kyle’s training picked up, and he quickly learned to be more physical when the situation required it. He would also make use of his life to protect his new partner. There is no doubt that he was definitely pushed to his very best by his new partner.

A New Partner

A New Partner

Officer John had a memorable experience with Kyle, and he had a lot of fun when they were still working together. He was very thoughtful of him, and he took care of him with all that he could. Some might even think he would adopt him later on for how close they were.

A Great Duo

Service dogs would usually go on patrol with several officers, but Kyle just wouldn’t respond to others the way he did to Officer John. The two made a fantastic team and shared a unique relationship. John adopted Kyle, so the two were on constant duty.

A Great Duo

A Great Duo

They were inseparable. One might even think that they were meant for each other. They were the best when working together. His colleagues thought they were perfect for each other, as well. But John knew that their time together would end.

Parting Ways

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 that dog, so he allowed him to be adopted by the Smiths. Officer John, however, certainly felt sad to be away with his partner.

Parting Ways

Parting Ways

After the first weeks that they were separated, he didn’t know what to do, but he gradually moved on, though sometimes he misses him. After all, they were always together. Besides, who wouldn’t miss their long-time friend, right?

Every Dog’s Dream

Kyle and the Smith family, through walking, formed a bond. They ended up doing much more exercise than they used to. They went for a regular 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

It was a lovely home, and they were still getting to know each other, and Kyle was slowly warming up to them. They were doing their morning routine when something caught Kyle’s attention. And they were in for a surprise.

An Unexpected Discovery

It was a great benefit for Kyle that any ordinary dog would run rampant in the woods chasing after all kinds of animals. But something else Kyle discovered. What was it that Kyle found? We are about to find out, no matter how big it may be!

An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

Are you curious about what it was? Well, then let’s find out! But before that, what are your thoughts on his behavior now? Do you think his new owner would replace John’s place? Or will he stay loyal to his first partner? If you want to know, then keep reading!

A Drastic Change

As usual, the day began, and they began their walk, Kyle bounding in front of them. They walked the path they always had, and then Kyle demanded to follow a new route. That’s when the family knew that their dog was behaving strangely.

A Drastic Change

A Drastic Change

They noticed that his behavior was starting to change when they were inside the forest. After a little while, Kyle was seen doing something that made his owner nervous. What did he do? Why was he so frantic? And what did he find out?

Acting Odd

Never had Kyle been out of town for so long before. He enjoyed his daily walks in the woods with his new family, but today there was something different, something they hadn’t expected. It was like a switch had been flipped, and Kyle as a whole was changed!

Acting Odd

Acting Odd

Kyle, as if forced to do what he did, could not contain his old reflexes. After smelling something that made him act strangely, he was in a catatonic state. The new father of the dog was both nervous and curious about exactly what it was.

Strange Behavior

Kyle started acting oddly after a while. He grew quiet and stopped eating. But with his tail wagging and bounding in the woods, he was content on the trip. They could see that this is what he must have been like when he was still in service.

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

They were happy to see him act like a police dog again, but they were also worried that he might have found something dangerous that might negatively affect them. So then, they decided to go along with him. Well, good luck to them!

Old Habits

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

Old Habits

Old Habits

When he went to the location of the fragrance he smelled, he was distraught. He didn’t even notice that his family was calling him back. Even after a while, he was still in a trance and was just there barking at the tree!

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. If this secret trail had something to hide from, Kyle would check it out and find it.

Finding The Scent

Finding The Scent

Dogs can detect some smells in parts per trillion. However, extra scent receptors don’t just mean dogs can sniff subtle odors we would miss. They also allow dogs to detect a complexity in odors that humans can’t. That’s why it’s much more alarming that he didn’t move an inch from where he was.

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. Whatever Kyle had discovered, it was definitely something serious as it made him revert to his old ways.

The Scent Made Him Nervous

The Scent Made Him Nervously

Keep in mind that while stopping and sniffing may be frustrating to you, it’s essential to your dog. It is like putting a blindfold on a human to stop your dog from experiencing the world through scent. The opportunity to smell provides important information and essential mental stimulation for your dog.

Above Them

The family felt Kyle’s behavior was strange. Maybe something was hiding above them in the trees? A small animal, maybe? Their dog may have been taunted, knowing he couldn’t catch them. However, all they saw as they looked up were twisted branches wherein there would be leaves if it were spring at the time.

Above Them

Above Them

One thing is devoted to a major portion of a dog’s brain: analyzing smells. That’s probably a huge reason why dogs undergo training in areas like sniffing out drugs and finding escaped fugitives. Not only is the nose of a dog exponentially more powerful than that of a human, but it also functions differently.

It Made Everyone Anxiously

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

It Made Everyone Anxious

It Made Everyone Anxiously

A dog’s nose is a fascinating thing. It’s basically the way your dog understands its surroundings. Humans, using their eyes, do this. You typically do it visually when you take in your surroundings. But your dog does this through their sense of smell. But it was still weird for them to see him do that here.

What Is It?

Smith called him once more, but it was no use. Instead, Kyle was lying down, frozen. Smith did not know what to do, so John, Kyle’s former partner, called him. John explained that Kyle would know what to do if he picked up an odor out of the ordinary or posed a threat.

What Is It?

What Is It?

Dogs are unbelievably curious about their environment. That is why, as gross as this may be, they spend so much time smelling the air and even the urine and feces of other pooches. They want to gather as much “intel” on the other dogs in the neighborhood as they can.

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 as it might be dangerous, to be careful. “Are they drugs?” thought Smith. No, what he was about to find out was even worse.

Approaching The Tree

Approaching The Tree

They were shocked to see what it was and were even shaking at the idea that something like that would be inside a tree. How did it even go in there? Were any suspects involved in the incident? Was it a serious crime or just a mere prank to frighten someone?

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 peering into the darkness, he focused his eyes and jumped up. It wasn’t drugs, however.

Not Drugs

Not Drugs

It was more sinister than they expected it to be. After seeing those things inside the tree, he was in shock. He couldn’t believe someone had done it. While deciding what to do next, he was trembling. As we’ve said earlier on, what exactly was it?

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 region immediately.

Waiting For The Next Move

Waiting For The Next Move

In fact, before leaving something like that behind, they would still have to decide what their next actions would be. In the meantime, his dog was still barking at the tree and wanted someone to pay attention to it. It’s almost as if he wanted someone to be there.

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

What caused him to act like this? How come no one discovered it? Did his dog really smell that strange thing? Or has this been a set-up? He didn’t know what to do next, so he informed the police about it. Particularly, he told Officer John.

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, that Smith knew he had to rush to the scene as soon as possible to help them immediately.

They Were In Disbelief

They Were In Disbelief

Smith knew that there was something seriously wrong with that tree, and it was beyond me how he managed to stay there until the police arrived. We know how horrible he might have felt while waiting there with Kyle, but he still did it.

On The Road

For John, the journey down to Kyle’s new home was excruciating and took far longer than he realized. After two hours on the road, they were still driving. John was so busy with work that he didn’t see Kyle after the Smiths adopted him. He felt a sting of regret for his old friend when they finally came.

On The Road

On The Road

He hoped, however, that he’d found someone to take care of him as much as he would have had back then. It’s no secret that he misses his ex-partner, too, so he was excited to see his best pal, even though they were frantic.

Reaching The Area

He felt a sting of regret for his old friend when they finally came. He felt sad as he remembered their times as a duo and the countless times together they had accomplished missions. Regardless of what he felt, he was sure he was thrilled to see his old friend again.

Reaching The Area

Reaching The Area

And needless to say, both of them missed one another. Their bond was still intact no matter how long they were separated and might have grown more because of their absence. So, this might be the reason why they could not contain themselves when they saw each other.

Tearful Reunion

As soon as he sees the familiar sight of cruisers, Kyle is unable to 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 soon made his way to the tree. He pulls the bark of a tree back.

Tearful Reunion

Tearful Reunion

The process was challenging, but for John, it was not an issue. It was actually normal for him, as he was dealing with something more serious than that. But to think that he was with his former police dog encourages him to do well.

The Heinous Sight

With his barking, as Kyle encourages him on, his heart races. His eyes pop as the heinous sight that 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?

The Heinous Sight

The Heinous Sight

What is something similar to what was described to him by Smith? Or even more serious than that? Well, at least there were many of them, so determining what to do next would be easy. What do you think they’ve discovered?

A Closer Look

Kyle led them to a human skeleton stashed inside a tree. However, it was so well packed inside the tree that they had to cut it down carefully to determine what they were dealing with. They were certainly amazed by what Kyle had discovered.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

They wouldn’t have found it if it wasn’t for the impressive smelling skills of Kyle. His detective work was also still intact, so he was very reliable. Smith was thankful to John for coming so quickly, but then he noticed something…

Back To His Usual Self

Smith was surprised at how vibrant Kyle became as they continued their work. It was as if he had reverted to his normal self. Smith noted how much Kyle loved John. But as he watched Kyle, there was new information unfolding.

Back To His Usual Self

Back To His Usual Self

He knew something was up, but he was skeptical because how would his dog come up with this elaborated plan? So, he decided to erase it from his mind and continue to worry about the thing that’s inside the tree.

Out Of His Depth

He felt out of his element upon finding the remains stashed in the hollow oak. He began dialing, ready to notify his chief police officer so that more 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

Well, they must have found something that led them to do that. At any rate, it wasn’t John’s fault if anything happened to them. Anyway, he was told to stop calling for more backups and told him something that shocked him even more.

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 tools to find out where the skeleton came from and began inspecting the skeleton.

Where The Skeleton Came From

Where The Skeleton Came From

They did their job right away and were shocked by what they discovered. Just like the others who were there, John was at a loss for words. Also, Smith was surprised to see what they had come across and how calm they were about it.

Investigation

Usually, forensic investigators need at least a week to determine whose remains were identified and where or what they came from. They had stopped John from making the call because what they had discovered indicated that this case would not require further investigation. They already had everything they wanted.

Investigation

Investigation

If anyone asked them, this was their easiest investigation yet. How did it go? What made them think so? Was their gut feeling true, or was it just some random teenagers’ crazy joke between friends?

False Alarm

They saw the skeleton of a life-size human, but it was also a fake one. Someone must have planted it as a Halloween scare or joke 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

Didn’t he train for something like this? Did he forget what kind of smell he should be triggered by? Or did he set this up for his selfish motives? Well, whatever it was, they were happy that it wasn’t serious at all and that they could go home without being traumatized by the real thing.

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 confused as to why he was acting the way he was. But then, there was something they realized, which is when suddenly everything clicked!

A Sudden Realization

A Sudden Realization

Smith couldn’t believe it! He knew something was strange, but he didn’t know that his dog would be the one who would plan all this. He was shocked at how smart his dog was, and it seems like he needs to get to know him more as he realized he didn’t know he would do something like this.

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Smith was the first to put two and two together. Kyle, he remembered, had just wanted to see John. There were signs of loneliness in his recent actions, and his best friend and former partner were absent. He knew that after his police actions, John was going to run.

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

So as Kyle was doing his morning routine with his new dad, he decided to put on an act. Kyle was probably hoping for Smith to call John for help, and he did. That’s why even though there was a 50/50 chance that Smith would call John, he still did it.

Why Kyle Did It

Maybe that’s why he did it. Was it being orchestrated here? Kyle had been staring at John ever since he had arrived. Clearly, Kyle misses John so 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

And his plan actually worked! In the end, he was reunited with John. After the investigation concluded, they started to catch up; they could see how much they missed each other. And Kyle was so happy to be there again with his old friend.

Realization

His ex-partner, always enthusiastically jumping around, licked his hands and nuzzled his thighs. Then it dawned on 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.

Realization

Realization

Everything was worth it! He did this to see John, and, in fact, he did, so it was all worth the shot. He must have been certain that no matter what he did, he would come as well. And it was lucky that there was really something inside the tree, or else Smith would never have called.

Old Times

John certainly felt pleased that his former partner had gone to such lengths just to meet him again. It is also certain that both were very pleased to have worked one more time on a case, just as they did back then.

Old Times

Old Times

They were the best of friends, but they needed to be separated; although both really didn’t want to, it was the right thing to do back then. If he decided to adopt him then, John would have sacrificed many things, so it was for the best that he didn’t.

Clever Dog

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

Clever Dog

Clever Dog

He realized something was up and knew Kyle was the one who planned it all out. As someone with higher intelligence than a dog, planning something out was never easy, so it was surprising that he thought about it in the middle of their routine.

A Happy Reunion

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

A Happy Reunion

A Happy Reunion

What they had was more of something. It was rare to have that sort of thing. A bond is so strong that it could never be broken by anything. They were separated for a long time, but they still bonded like they never did before.

Loyalty

Kyle’s signal was a secret message to John, the partner that he had missed so much. He missed him so deeply 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 worked together and remained faithful.

Loyalty

Loyalty

Remembering His Old Pal

Kyle definitely misses the old times and times spent with Officer John. Kyle certainly did not forget everything he learned while being with Officer John, regardless of how long they had not seen each other, which ultimately helped them reunite again!

Remembering His Old Pal

Remembering His Old Pal

It was enough evidence that he missed him so much, and he was willing to do anything for them to meet again that he managed to do all this stuff just for them to meet. And we’re happy for them, especially since their bond was heart-warming.

Moved

Still looking into Kyle’s eyes, John was unbelievably moved by his display of unwavering loyalty and love. He chose to stay on stage a little longer to spend some quality time with his ex-partner. He made sure that he would make their time as memorable as they could be together.

Moved

Moved

Although their time was short, it was enough for them to remember their old days and how they still had that strong bond after all. Nothing is comparable to John for Kyle; even though he was now with another family, he was still loyal to John

John’s Promise

As they walked around the woods alone, John could see how happy Kyle was. 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.

John's Promise

John’s Promise

When Kyle needed him, he also promised to be there and would be very happy to do so. As they go on about their lives, they know that they can count on each other no matter what they do. Their friendship was something to be jealous of, really.

A Happy Dog

There was no doubt, with John around, that Kyle was delighted 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 to play with him when his old pal was finally there.

A Happy Dog

A Happy Dog

He couldn’t contain his joy, and he was so happy to play with his pal finally, and in his actions, you could see it. He was very relaxed, and his tail was wagging softly. He also stayed next to John this whole time.

The Day Has To End

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

The Day Has To End

The Day Has To End

John could visit the Smith family and meet Kyle occasionally whenever he could. And if Kyle misses him, if he’s swamped when those times come, Smith can just call him to come over or make a video call.

A Look Before Leaving

John looked back and chuckled heartfeltly at him. He looked at Kyle with a goofy grin, wagging his tail, still jumping up and down with joy. John felt an odd pain of guilt 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

The Smith family was very endearing and kind; he knew they would take care of Kyle and make a great bond together so that he wasn’t so worried about letting them adopt him. He knew it was for the best, though he was devastated to be apart from him.

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. However, sometimes a dog is smart enough to save an entire family.

In Good Hands

In Good Hands

There are plenty of intelligent dog breeds out there, but some are particularly known for their high intelligence levels. Intelligence measurement in dogs is not an exact science. As humans, we tend, in human terms, to measure canine intelligence. And we’re lucky if we ever had one!

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