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.
What Kyle Saw
He felt compelled to see that his dog was so focused on 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.
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 old reflexes from his days as a service animal?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 on all sides.
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 was found by Kyle? We are about to find out, no matter how big it may be!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Scent Made Him Nervous
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 back to his old ways.
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.
It Made Everyone Anxious
Kyle had discovered something that had been unknown to them up until now. And what did he find? As they were all unsure as to what they would be dealing with, the family also started to get anxious. It was definitely something serious with the way Kyle was acting.
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 that was out of the ordinary or posed a threat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A Closer Look
Kyle led them to a human skeleton stashed inside a tree. However, it was so well packed inside the tree that to determine what they were dealing with, they had to cut it down carefully. They were certainly amazed by what Kyle had discovered.
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.
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.
Where The Skeleton Came From
He was stopped by the forensic experts he had brought with him before he was able to make 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.
Usually, forensic investigators need at least a week to conclusively 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
John certainly felt pleased that his former partner had gone to such lengths just to meet him again. It is also certain that both of them were very pleased to have worked one more time on a case, just as they did back then.
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.
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 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 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 were working together and remains faithful.
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!
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 so he could spend some quality time with his ex-partner. He made sure that he would make their time as memorable as they could be together.
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.
A Happy Dog
There was no doubt, with John around, that Kyle was very happy 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.
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.
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.
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.