Retired Police Dog Can’t Stop Barking On A Tree, Curious Dad Cuts It Down And Found Something Weird

Published on 02/15/2021
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A Scene To Behold

He closed his ears as he laid his nose on the floor. This was something that Smith had never seen before, not like this anyway. They must have stumbled into something major. He was as still a stone; his large paws pushed into the soft dirt.

A Scene To Behold

A Scene To Behold

What Kyle Saw

He felt compelled to see that his dog was so concentrated on the tree, but he realized it would be an ordeal. He could feel his heart race as his hands clammy. He wouldn’t have believed what he had come across if he hadn’t seen it through his own eyes.

What Kyle Saw

What Kyle Saw

Something Was Wrong

It was like hiking with Kyle every other day until they noticed that something wasn’t right with him. He was acting strange; he was anxious, sniffing around intently, maybe from his days as a service animal, he was an old reflex?

Something Was Wrong

Something Was Wrong

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Either way, there was obviously something wrong. Kyle had been to the other two families in front of the Smiths. The last two only lasted a short time because he had not yet retired as a police dog and still had to do more crime-fighting. Of course, Kyle wasn’t done with his detective work.

Kyle Wasn't Done Yet

Kyle Wasn’t Done Yet

Gentle Soul

Kyle’s abilities were in data collection for all his police experience; he was a real detective. But it wasn’t in his nature when it came to the need to be abusive. He’d always defend any officers he’d been with, and now, if he wanted to, his new family.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

A New Partner

Kyle’s training started when he got his new partner, Officer John, and when the situation needed it, he soon learned to be more aggressive. He will also use his life to secure his new partner. There is no question that his new girlfriend has certainly driven him to the best of his ability.

A New Partner

A New Partner

A Great Duo

Typically, service dogs would go on patrol with several officers, but for Kyle, he wouldn’t react the way he did to Officer John. They made a great team and shared a special bond. John adopted Kyle, so they were on constant duty.

A Great Duo

A Great Duo

Parting Ways

John tried to hold him when Kyle’s period came to an end, but he couldn’t take care of him when he was on duty. He tried to do the right thing for the dog, so he allowed the Smiths to adopt him. Still, Officer John definitely felt sad to be separated from his partner.

Parting Ways

Parting Ways

Every Dog’s Dream

Kyle and the Smith family are creating a relationship by walking. They ended up exercising a lot more than they used to. They went on a daily walk in the hills until one day. In the countryside, their house had a large forest around it.

Every Dog’s Dream

Every Dog’s Dream

An Unexpected Discovery

It was a great advantage for Kyle that any average dog would run rampant in the woods chasing all sorts of creatures. But Kyle has found something else. What the heck was that Kyle discovered? No matter how big it might be, we’re about to find out!

An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

A Drastic Change

The day started, as usual, and they began to walk, with Kyle bound in front of them. They walked the path they’ve always had, and then Kyle insisted that a new route be taken. That’s when the family realized their dog was acting pretty strange.

A Drastic Change

A Drastic Change

Acting Odd

Never before has Kyle been out of town for so long. He enjoyed his regular walks in the woods with his new family, but today there was something different, something they didn’t expect. It was like a switch was turned, and Kyle changed absolutely as a whole!

Acting Odd

Acting Odd

Strange Behavior

After a while, Kyle started behaving oddly. He had been silent and had stopped feeding. But he was happy on the drive, his tail wagging and bounding in the trees. They could see that this was how he had to be when he was still in action.

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Old Habits

His old reflexes from his police days started when he began to bury his nose in the dirt, taking a path only familiar to him. The family tried to call him back to the trail, but the scent was something that may have attracted so much of his attention.

Old Habits

Old Habits

Finding The Scent

It wasn’t exactly odd for a dog to sometimes sniff the ground on a stroll. When they walked, Kyle would also notice all types of wildlife. He also found that someone was wearing old clothes once. Kyle will check it out and figure out if there was anything to hide from this hidden trail.

Finding The Scent

Finding The Scent

The Scent Made Him Nervously

However, the scent he found this time appeared to make him anxious, something the family had never seen before. Now that they had been invested, they had to keep driving. Whatever Kyle had found, it was certainly something serious that 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 weird; maybe something was hidden in the trees on top of them? A small animal, perhaps? They may have taunted their dog, knowing he couldn’t catch them. But all they saw as they looked up were twisted branches, where the leaves would be in the spring.

Above Them

Above Them

It Made Everyone Anxiously

Kyle had found something that had been mysterious to them for so long. And what did he figure out? The family also started to feel nervous, as they were all uncertain of what they were going to do. It was certainly something serious about Kyle’s way of behaving.

It Made Everyone Anxious

It Made Everyone Anxious

What Is It?

Smith called him again, but it wasn’t of any use. Instead, Kyle was lying, frozen. Smith didn’t know what to do, so he called John, the former partner of Kyle. John made it clear that Kyle would know what to do if he picked up a scent from the average person or faced a threat.

What Is It?

What Is It?

Approaching The Tree

As Officer John replied, he was confident that Kyle would be able to deal with it as he was prepared to behave in such situations. Smith had been told to look at the tree but to be cautious as it could be risky. “Are they drugs?” Smith said. No, what he was about to discover was worse than that.

Approaching The Tree

Approaching The Tree

Not Drugs

Smith found that the bark was loose as he approached the tree. Kyle began to bark loudly. Smith braced himself, feeling motivated, and peeled it back, revealing the hollow within the oak. Suddenly, staring into the darkness, his eyes concentrated, and he stood up. It wasn’t drugs, though.

Not Drugs

Not Drugs

Waiting For The Next Move

When they realized they weren’t dealing with drugs, Kyle was on high alert, hoping for any follow-up orders. Smith and Kyle were still unsure of what they were going to do next, but that doesn’t mean they would have to leave the area immediately.

Waiting For The Next Move

Waiting For The Next Move

Calling Backup

Smith, without a moment of hesitation, pulled out his phone and called the only person he could think of reporting it to, dialing John’s number shakily. He explained precisely what Kyle had found in that old oak, his voice shaking. Profoundly distressed and completely unbelieving, John rushed to gather forensic experts until they all fled out to the scene.

Calling Backup

Calling Backup

They Were In Disbelief

As Smith spoke to John on the phone, it was obvious that Kyle was grappling with something he hadn’t dealt with before; Smith knew he had to run to the scene as soon as possible to help them right away.

They Were In Disbelief

They Were In Disbelief

On The Road

The trip down to Kyle’s new home was daunting for John, and it took much longer than he had realized. After two hours on the road, they were still driving. John was so busy working that he hadn’t seen Kyle since the Smiths had adopted him. When they finally arrived, he felt a sting of remorse for his old friend.

On The Road

On The Road

Reaching The Area

When they finally arrived, he felt a sting of remorse for his old buddy. He got upset as he recalled their time as a pair and the dozens of times they had achieved their tasks together. Irrespective of what he thought, he was sure he was pleased to see his old pal again.

Reaching The Area

Reaching The Area

Tearful Reunion

Kyle is unable to hang on to his excitement as soon as he sees the cruisers’ familiar sight. He’s going to John for a reunion that’s going to bring you to tears. But John soon found his way to the tree with a crucial problem to deal with. He’s taking back the bark of a branch.

Tearful Reunion

Tearful Reunion

The Heinous Sight

As Kyle urges him to continue barking, his heart is pounding. His eyes pop as the heinous sight Smith had described to him is confirmed. He couldn’t believe what he was looking at as he was horrified! What might they have seen?

The Heinous Sight

The Heinous Sight

A Closer Look

Kyle led them to a human skeleton in the tree. However, it was so well packed inside the tree that they had to cut it down carefully to decide what they were dealing with. They were certainly shocked by what Kyle had found.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Back To His Usual Self

Smith was amazed at how colorful Kyle became as they continued their work. It was as though he had gone back to his normal self. Smith said how much Kyle loved John. But new information was unfolding as he watched Kyle.

Back To His Usual Self

Back To His Usual Self

Out Of His Depth

Upon discovering the remains trapped in the hollow tree, he felt out of his element. He began dialing, ready to let his chief police officer know so that they could send out more reinforcements. But someone stopped him just before he could get hold of the station.

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 he could make a call. And it was a good thing that they did it. To find out where the skeleton came from, they unpacked their equipment and examined the skeleton.

Where The Skeleton Came From

Where The Skeleton Came From

Investigation

Usually, it takes at least a week for forensic investigators to decide which remains have been found and where or from. They had stopped John from making a call and what they found meant there was no need for further inquiry in this case. They had everything they needed.

Investigation

Investigation

False Alarm

They saw a life-size human skeleton, but it was a fake one, too. Someone had to plant it inside the tree bark as a Halloween scare or prank, and they forgot about it. They laugh in relief, but why Kyle would warn them about a situation like this is what they couldn’t understand.

False Alarm

False Alarm

A Sudden Realization

They were sure that Kyle was taught to distinguish the scent between non-threatening and threatening things, which is why they were puzzled as to why he was behaving as such. But then, they remembered something, that’s when all of a sudden they clicked!

A Sudden Realization

A Sudden Realization

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Smith was the first to put two and two together. Kyle was really trying to see John, he recalled. His recent behavior revealed signs of isolation and the absence of his best friend and former girlfriend. He knew John was going to run after his police action.

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

An Orchestrated Crime Scene

Why Kyle Did It

Maybe that’s why he did it. Was that being orchestrated? Kyle had been looking at John since he had arrived. It’s been clear that Kyle loves John so much. It was like anything was done to get John’s attention and make him pay a visit.

Why Kyle Did It

Why Kyle Did It

Realization

His ex-partner, who still bounced around with excitement, licked his hands and kissed his thighs. It dawned on him that this could never have been about the skeleton. John recalled that there was only one easy and foolproof way to get his attention in all their years of working together.

Realization

Realization

Old Times

John was definitely delighted that his former partner had gone to such lengths to see him again. It’s almost certain that both of them were very happy to have served on a case one more time, much as they did back then.

Old Times

Old Times

Clever Dog

Kyle had to know that there was no easier way for John to run at him. All he had to do was sit and bark when he saw something just like he was taught to do. When it began to make sense, John couldn’t help but laugh loudly.

Clever Dog

Clever Dog

A Happy Reunion

John leaned down and squeezed Kyle’s cheek, looking deeply into his black eyes. Obviously, they missed each other very much and were really happy that they finally saw each other again, and they were grateful for that.

A Happy Reunion

A Happy Reunion

Loyalty

Kyle’s signal was a coded message to John, the spouse he missed so much. He was so desperately lost that he had to find out how to see him again. Even though Kyle had never seen John move to his new home, he still remembers the days when they worked together and stayed faithful.

Loyalty

Loyalty

Remembering His Old Pal

Kyle has certainly missed the old days and the times he spent with Officer John. No matter how long they haven’t seen each other, Kyle definitely hadn’t forgotten everything he learned when he was with Officer John, which eventually helped them reunite again!

Remembering His Old Pal

Remembering His Old Pal

Moved

John was incredibly moved by his show of unwavering fidelity and affection, always gazing into Kyle’s eyes. He wanted to stay on stage a little longer to spend some quality time with his ex-partner. He made sure that they would make their time together as memorable as they could.

Moved

Moved

John’s Promise

John saw how content Kyle was as they walked through the woods alone. And before leaving, John made a promise; he would 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

With John around, there was no denying that Kyle was thrilled at the time. The poor dog had been searching for his old pal for quite a while, which is why, when his old pal was actually there, he was ecstatic and happy to play with him.

A Happy Dog

A Happy Dog

The Day Has To End

No matter how happy the team is, the day has yet to come to an end. While it’s sad, they had to say goodbye to each other again. But unlike before, they made a vow to hold on to a promise that they would see each other any chance they could.

The Day Has To End

The Day Has To End

A Look Before Leaving

John looked back at him, smiling heartily. He stared at Kyle wagging his tail with a silly smile, still jumping up and down with joy. John felt a strange pain of remorse and heartbreak, but he knew he had made the right decision to let the Smiths adopt Kyle.

A Look Before Leaving

A Look Before Leaving

In Good Hands

With Smith on his side, he thought that Kyle was pounding and laughing along with the ruckus he caused, “What a clever old pup!” This tale shows how little credit we give to dogs. Often, however, a dog is smart enough to save the entire family.

In Good Hands

In Good Hands

It can be frustrating for a dog lover, particularly a dog owner when your dog dramatically changes its attitude. Their natural, playful, and jolly self transforms into a dog that’s both quiet and sad. Are they still seriously hurt? Or are they just sad? Oh, how we want them to communicate and tell us what the problem could be. It’s probably unlikely, but it would be a better scenario. Or is that it?

Meet Bunny

With a set of buttons programmed with recorded phrases, Bunny the dog will speak to her owner. Bunny had already been taught how to use more complex instructions than the standard “sit” or “stay” commands when she was less than a year old.

Meet Bunny

Meet Bunny

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