Former Police Dog Smelled Something Strange Then Started Barking On A Tree, What They Found Made Them Speechless

Published on 02/08/2021
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A Scene To Behold

He squeezed his ears as he put his nose on the ground. Smith never saw his dog do this before, not like it. They must have stumbled into something enormous! He was still like a statue, pushing the soft soil of his big paws.

A Scene To Behold

A Scene To Behold

What Kyle Saw

He was compelled to see his dog focused so heavily on the tree, but he knew it would be an ordeal. His pulse race could feel as his palms became hot and sweaty. Had he not seen it with his own eyes, he would not have believed what he had stumbled on further.

What Kyle Saw

What Kyle Saw

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 aged reflexes from his days as a service animal?

Something Was Wrong

Something Was Wrong

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Something was clearly wrong, though. 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 became 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

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

A Great Duo

Service dogs would usually go on patrol with several officers, but Kyle wouldn’t respond to others the way he did to Officer John. The two made an excellent team and shared a special bond. 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 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

Every Dog’s Dream

By taking a stroll, Kyle and the Smith family develop 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

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 discovered? We are about to find out, regardless of how big it may be!

An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

A Drastic Change

As usual, the day began, and they started walking with Kyle ahead of them. The road they always had, they walked, and then Kyle asked for a new route. That’s when the family knew their dog was really acting strange.

A Drastic Change

A Drastic Change

Acting Odd

Not once have Kyle been out of town. He enjoyed daily walks in the woods with his new family, but today something else was present, something they had not expected. It was like a switch was flipped, and the whole of Kyle changed completely!

Acting Odd

Acting Odd

Strange Behavior

Sometime later, Kyle started acting odd. He was quiet and stopped eating. But he was happy on the trip, with his tail wagging in the woods. They could see that he must have been when he was still in service.

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

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

Finding The Scent

It was not unusual for a dog to sniff the ground occasionally during walks. Kyle often noticed all kinds of wildlife when they were walking. He also saw someone’s old clothes once. If anything could be hidden from this secret path, Kyle would check it out and find 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 definitely something serious, whatever it is that 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 family felt that Kyle’s behavior was strange; perhaps 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 spring there would be leaves.

Above Them

Above Them

It Made Everyone Anxiously

Kyle had discovered something previously unknown to them. What did he find? As everyone was unsure of what they were dealing with, the family also started to worry. With Kyle’s way of acting, it was definitely something serious.

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?” Smith thought.  No, it was even worse than that.

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, nevertheless.

Not Drugs

Not Drugs

Waiting For The Next Move

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

Waiting For The Next Move

Waiting For The Next Move

Calling Backup

Without a second thought, 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

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 he had to rush to the scene as quickly as possible to help them immediately.

They Were In Disbelief

They Were In Disbelief

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. 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 they finally came.

On The Road

On The Road

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 numerous 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

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 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

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 carefully cut it down to determine what they were dealing with. They were certainly amazed by what Kyle had discovered.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

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

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

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 started inspecting the skeleton.

Where The Skeleton Came From

Where The Skeleton Came From

Investigation

Typically, 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

False Alarm

They saw a life-size human skeleton, 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 they can’t understand why Kyle would warn them in a situation like this.

False Alarm

False Alarm

A Sudden Realization

They were sure 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!

A Sudden Realization

A Sudden Realization

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Smith was the first who 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

Why Kyle Did It

Maybe that’s why he did it. Was this being orchestrated? Since he had arrived, Kyle had been staring at John. 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

Realization

His ex-partner, who was 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

Old Times

John was certainly glad that his former partner had gone to such lengths to meet him again. It is also certain that both were pleased to have worked 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 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

A Happy Reunion

John bent down and rubbed Kyle’s cheek, looking into his dark eyes deeply. It was clear that they had missed each other so much and were very happy with the fact that they have finally seen each other once again, and they were thankful for it.

A Happy Reunion

A Happy Reunion

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

Moved

Still looking into Kyle’s eyes, John was unbelievably moved by his display of unwavering loyalty and love. 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 to see each other again.

Moved

Moved

John’s Promise

As they walked around the forest 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

A Happy Dog

There was no doubt, with John around, that Kyle was overjoyed 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

The Day Has To End

The day must still come to an end, no matter 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

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

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

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