Kyle is a dog born into a family of ex-police dogs. At birth, his loyalty had already been imprinted. The 10-year-old German shepherd has retired from duty and has been spending his last days in the countryside. He is under the care of a loving couple who truly loves him so much. Although he is retired, Kyle misses his days as a police dog, especially his work partner and best buddy, whose bond with him runs deep. Kyle spent most of his years offering significant service to the police force with John’s help, helping solve numerous cases and find multiple missing people. Now that he is away from his partner, he needed to develop a plan to see him again. However, how would he be able to do it? Would Kyle ever see John again?
Born Without Worries
Do you know what they say about destiny and how it always comes true in its own way? Kyle was born for one purpose; he wasn’t aware of the moment when he opened his eyes for the first time, but later found out where his path would be in life. Kyle was born into a family of German shepherds; a happy pup with no worries was born.
Born To Protect
At first, Kyle might be as clueless as a pup, but as he grew, he knew he was destined for a far greater purpose. He learned about his family and his surroundings slowly. Kyle came from an ex-police dog family; his mother was a retired, accomplished police dog. Kyle was prepared to pursue the family tradition. He dared to face the challenge and make his family proud, but not all his brothers and sisters completed the police academy training.
Training to be a proper police dog is a challenging one that covers many duties. Kyle was raised, explosive searching, as a sweet pup that is relatively too innocent for attack strategies. Kyle became a clever and obedient dog; he quickly picked up a lot of what was being taught to him. The same drive and intelligence that makes them better than any other average dog were instilled in him.
He Was Too Sweet
Kyle seemed to be having trouble being aggressive; he would find himself in a lovely family if he didn’t end up being a police dog one day. He had a soul of kindness and was too sweet to think of hurting anyone, making him too soft for his job description. In other areas, however, he was excellent. He has a great sense of smell, a sharp vision, and running within recorded time. He’s swift! What more could be asked of him?
An Excellent Dog
Kyle’s excellence was recognized, and as a fully certified police dog, it earned him a post. While he still lacked a little in his faculty of aggression, it could be worked on quickly. In his family, Kyle has other puppies that have all been enrolled in the police dog academy. However, of all his six siblings, only Kyle and his sister were strong enough to overcome the rigorous training and be a police dog. Kyle became his family’s pride, but this was just the beginning.
They Were Perfect Together
Kyle had hidden fears as he moved to join the police in full force. Fear of the unknown, fear of either being good enough to protect others or being able to protect them. He spent the working day and the sulking night. We meet the one person that makes everything bright sometimes, and we start to forget our fears; that person is John. The moment Kyle was paired up to work with John, he felt that great vibe with him immediately. They were a perfect match!
When it comes to the dog-human connection, the word “love” is tossed around a lot. What we don’t talk about a lot is the “bond” between humans and dogs. It is never broken once a bond is formed. Usually, police dogs work on rescue missions with various other officers. With any other officer except John, Kyle appears uncooperative. Their relationship ran too deep that splitting them up would not be wise. They’re great partners, so they continued to be.
Finding A Home
Police dogs often live with a family that is not linked directly to the police force. This is done to allow the dog to feel loved and belong to a family like other normal dogs. Kyle was placed in a random family; for him, a lovely couple was chosen. This was strange to him at first. The way he was trained was not to receive warmth, hugs, and kisses. He could not help leaning into the warmth, however, and feel loved.
The couple gave Kyle all their love and cared for him to the best of their ability. When the couple discovered that they would soon be parents for the first time because their baby was expecting their first child on the way, they knew that there were going to be a lot of family changes. Most parents are skeptical of keeping a dog around their child as dogs sometimes mistake attaching babies out of jealousy. They couldn’t risk it, even for a dog as sweet as Kyle.
An Important Decision
The couple spent their emotional days loving Kyle and taking care of him. They’ve grown to love him, but the critical decision to give Kyle away couldn’t help but be made. They told the police to find Kyle a new place to live as soon as possible. He had mixed feelings when John heard about this news. He was displeased that Kyle had lost his family, but John was ecstatic; he was able to keep Kyle all on a brighter note for himself.
Adopted By John
It took John no more than a second to sign up for Kyle’s adoption and let him live in his flat. John took Kyle home after work that same evening. His apartment was self-contained, like a single man who is married to his job and lives alone. Compared with Kyle’s former home, it was much smaller; John created enough room to fit Kyle and himself. They began living as roommates, doing it all together. That way, they both retire after work every day and get enough rest.
Solving Cases Together
In many aspects of daily police life, patrol dogs obtain police dog training, from finding suspects to protecting their officers and subduing criminals. Kyle has taken a series of training that he knows what to do in every situation. As they were successful partners, the pair was asked to assist in many cases and often solve them.
Finding A Missing Girl
It was easy for Kyle to crack some cases and not so easy for others. When he and John were tasked with finding a little girl that had been missing for almost two days, Kyle was faced with one of his most important challenges. Her parents were mortified; her mother walked with fear out of her mind. Everyone depended on the ability of Kyle to locate the missing girl. Her mother, with tears in her eyes, took Kyle’s hand and told him, “Please bring my little girl home.”
Following Her Trace
By sniffing some of the missing girls’ old clothes to discover her scent, Kyle began to unravel the case. When he was sure he had sniffled well, with police force squads following Kyle’s lead, they launched a full search for her. He followed the trail for a few miles, but at some point, it seemed to disappear. They had arrived in a different neighborhood, and at the end of the Kyle trails, all hope seemed lost.
Looking For Safety
Instinct took over, and the police began to search the area properly. The parents of the girl quickly recognized the houses. That was where the mother’s sister had been living. Kyle caught the girl’s scent again as soon as they approached the house. The missing girl was discovered to have taken off as her parents started their usual argument. She sought refuge in her aunt’s house and cried out to her cousin, who had hidden her in her room. The parents promised to work on their relationship.
Excellent At His Job
Experience is the best teacher; it is said. The experience of Kyle is something he had personally experienced through years of hard work. He also got better in the tough parts throughout his time with the police, such as protecting partner John. More than a partner, he had come to love him. He was his best buddy. Kyle puts his life on the line sometimes to save John.
It Was Taking A Toll On Him
There was a mission where people with ill intentions would be confronting the pair. Even when a gun was pointed at John, Kyle pushed him out of the way, slightly missing the bullet. Fortunately, as the bad guys were placed behind bars, neither of them ever got seriously hurt during the job. Nevertheless, all this hard work was beginning to take its toll on Kyle.
Kyle had a busy career serving his country. He saved as many people as he could, and his partner was a good protector. Kyle retired from service at 8 years of age. He was honored and allowed to enjoy his last couple of years in peace for his diligent work. That moment would come, John knew, but he couldn’t believe that it would be so soon.
Time To Say Goodbye
Eight great years were spent working with his friend, always protecting him by his side. John wouldn’t forget the time Kyle saved him from a bullet goal or the time he boldly tied up a mob of gangsters just for him. So many memories were made together. Although it was difficult to say farewell, John knew that it was the right thing to do. John made sure that he thoughtfully spent his very last summer holiday with Kyle. He threw a party for him by taking him for a picnic.
He Was Adopted
Kyle was put up for adoption, and because he’s a very lovable dog, a lovely couple whose children were almost ready to move out soon adopted him. At first sight, Kyle’s new owners, the Smiths, fell in love with him and spoiled him as much as they could. The only problem was that the house wasn’t the most spacious. Therefore, Kyle, who was always energetic, did not get all the exercise he probably needed.
A New Place To Live
He thought he would never find a friend like John, which is true, but he found a family and a home with the Smiths. Kyle had been living with this new family for a whole year. Fortunately, when the couple’s son moved out of the house, their limited space problem was quickly solved, and they did not need to be in and around the city center anymore. They later began a search for a new place to live.
Checking Out Houses
When they checked out a new building, Thomas Smith and his wife Jane always took Kyle with them. In their decisions, they wanted to involve Kyle, and they also trusted his instinct. The Smiths care enough for Kyle that they were curious about how he would react to the place and mostly the surrounding environment. What was most important was to find the best place for the adorable Kyle.
Staying In The Countryside
Eventually, the couple ended up in a lovely, spacious old house in the countryside, away from the city. The decision to maintain that house was more of a decision by Kyle than theirs. For them and mostly for Kyle, their new home was perfect, as there was plenty of room in the house to run around and exercise. There are also dozens of places to explore the outdoor scenery nearby. The Smiths had the best view of the hills, the green pastures, and the ocean.
Multiple Long Walks
What would you dislike about walking? It’s free. It’s easy to do, and on the joints, it’s easy. And there is no question that it’s right for you to walk. Thomas and Jane began to go on long walks several times a day, and Kyle seemed to like every second of it. He gets his leg and abdominal muscles to tone up. The family visited the woods and small villages and even made friends interested in strolling with other dog owners.
Having New Friends
It was hard for Kyle to make new friends because he didn’t have so many social abilities. He tried his best to mingle and soon discovered that playing with the other dogs was fun. He also found that he played a little too hard for the other dogs because most dogs were tiny compared to him. Kyle was a smart dog, however, and he quickly learned to play less harshly. He slowly began to understand what life was like for other dogs.
His Favorite Exercise
Kyle loves to run with his owners; sometimes, his joy of running is infectious. The guilt of depriving his dog of a favorite activity is usually enough to spur him on, even when Thomas may not feel motivated to exercise. Kyle enjoyed all the extra activities he had and enjoyed exploring various paths and trees in the area. He had the energy of a young pup, and Thomas often could barely keep up. Jane could hardly stand a chance, so that she would stay home for the most part.
He Was Less Motivated
Kyle would always enjoy his waking hours; it was a fun spin for him around the beautiful landscape. It was quite odd that Kyle seemed to lose his excitement after a couple of weeks. It decreased most of his early energy, and he was less motivated to go on his usual walks. He passively walked alongside Thomas now, who could hardly catch up with him before. The most bizarre thing is that he no longer wanted to explore.
They Were Worried
Thomas tried to wave Kyle’s unusual dullness, but he kept getting worse, as his food was barely touched now. Thomas became unbearably anxious about his friend. Only because he thought it was the best for Kyle was his decision to move to the countryside. The smiths thought Kyle would be much happier than he was away from the life he lived in the city, but now it seems that’s not the case. Perhaps Kyle had something to do with getting sick?
Going To The Vet
Thomas decided to take Kyle to the vet to get him checked out. He took a detailed physical exam, along with follow-up tests, to identify any issues. After the results, the vet concluded that Kyle was perfectly healthy and should still be in the best shape. The veterinarian also appears to be puzzled when Thomas narrated Kyle’s odd behaviors and the perceived energy loss.
Something unusual happened when Kyle and Thomas took one of their regular walks near the edge of the forest. Kyle suddenly switched to his police dog mode and became fierce. But not Thomas, as he was bothered by something else. Kyle suddenly stopped walking, his ears alert, his nose on the ground, and he began furiously sniffing the ground. He had returned to his vigilante job, and it didn’t look like he was going to be interrupted soon.
Whenever he went on walks, Kyle made sniffing around a habit. He usually stopped for something to sniff. He often found little beasts, old toys, clothes, you name it. Almost anything that was out of the ordinary could not stay hidden from Kyle for long. He was alert and healthy. Kyle was relentless and went out to sniff things in the deepest part of the forest.
A Strange Scent
There is something different in Kyle’s new challenge; he picked up a strange scent but couldn’t find where it came from as he quickly lost his trail. The sniffing lasted shortly before the scent went missing. With the undiscovered scent, Kyle became more disturbed by the day.
He was getting a little impatient and tired of the treadmill. Thomas tried to get Kyle to follow him again and, with his favorite treats, even tried to lure him. He shouted commands at him, and when it didn’t work, he stuffed his furs and whispered sweetly in his ears. However, as nothing seemed to work, Kyle was taught determination and discipline. He stopped sniffing at some point and sat down next to a mysterious looking tree.
He Was Confused
Thomas was lost and confused by the new habits of Kyle and some unusual conduct he displayed. He had tried medical aids, and it seemed that nothing was a problem. He thought maybe there was an animal in the tree that Kyle had smelled, but he could quickly rule that option out with almost no leaves in the branches anymore. While Thomas was puzzled, he was also curious to determine what this trained dog could be troubled by.
There was no other option left for Thomas; he did not know what to do next. He decided to call an old partner of Kyle’s, John. Perhaps he had seen Kyle’s behavior before and would know what to do to get Kyle moving again, seeing as they had worked together for so many years. Hopefully, he made the call. If anyone was able to unravel the behavior of Kyle, it was John.
John’s heart skipped a bit as John received a call from Kyle’s new owner. Is it what he was thinking? Has Kyle been sick? Or something worse. Something was happening to Kyle, but not as bad as he thought. Fortunately, John did recognize this attitude. He explained that whenever they try to unravel a case, and Kyle would smell something out of the ordinary that he could not retrieve, he was training to sit and wait near it.
John became apprehensive when Thomas further explained that Kyle was sitting at the foot of a tree. He was wondering what might be in or around that might warrant the focus and attention of Kyle. He advised Thomas to check it out and advised him to be careful as it might be a more dangerous thing than they imagined.
He quickly noticed when Thomas got closer to the tree that something was not quite right about it. In front of where Kyle was sitting, a big part was a bit broken and caved in. It looked like it might have been pushed in.
A Surprising Discovery
Thomas looked around if he could get help, but who was he kidding? They were deep in the woods, with no chance that anyone would pass by. He summoned courage and pushed in the broken part of the tree; he did not miss how Kyle began to growl a little and take a defensive stand. He noticed when Thomas pushed further, there was a lot of room inside the tree. He squealed and jumped back and nearly tripped over Kyle when he discovered what had been buried in the tree.
They Found A Skeleton
Hidden in the tree is a skeleton! He didn’t get a complete picture of it, but he was sure of what he saw. Skeletons can’t be mistaken, can they? Fearing that a crime scene or something would mess with him, he made sure not to touch the tree again.
Asking For Help
He shakily dialed back John’s number without hesitating further. He couldn’t believe his voice on the phone as it trembled. Frantically, Thomas reported what he found in the woods, calling for immediate help. John took two forensics specialists into action as they rushed to the scene.
It took a long trip down to Kyle’s new house than he realized. They were still driving for two hours. John is astonished at how long they need to drive. Since moving away with his new family, he had not visited Kyle yet. John was so caught up in his job that he nearly forgot his old partner. And that thought made him, somehow, feel a pang of guilt.
Kyle leaned towards John when John and the forensic team arrived at the scene and got close to the tree, and the dog jumped up and down, licking his hands and face. Ever since Kyle’s new owners moved out of the city, they had not seen each other, and thus, Kyle seemed ecstatic to see his ex-partner again finally. Thomas could have sworn that he had never seen Kyle so excited, that he knew that their friendship had run deep, that he had longed for such a close relationship with Kyle somehow.
As long as there was a case to solve, the beautiful moment could not be dragged along. Kyle understands that as well and cut short his moment. Because the discovered skeleton was all he could think about, even John could not enjoy the moment. He rushed over to the tree and carefully removed the tree’s broken bark to reveal the hidden inside of the living skeleton. And what a discovery! His excitement about unraveling the puzzle could hardly be suppressed.
Examining The Skeleton
John was overwhelmed by this discovery and was ready to go on the phone to report the news to his chief officer. Before he went further with the call, however, the forensic experts stopped him. To determine the origin of the skeleton, all they needed was a few seconds.
It Was A Decoration
Typically, it would generally take at least a week for a forensic examination to determine whose bone or skeleton had been conclusively found. However, if the bones were made of plastic, there would be no need for this investigation. It was almost laughable that they were so frightened by the Halloween decorations.
A Bit Suspicious
As it turns out, the skeleton they found was fake and most probably placed there by someone who lived nearby as a prank. John was immensely relieved, but also a little surprised by this. Kyle was properly trained to identify a real threat and to distinguish whether or not something was hazardous. Could it be a deliberate false alarm, or why would Kyle react to a fake skeleton so much?
Last Piece Of The Puzzle
It dawned on him when he looked down at his ex-partner, still jumping around with excitement, that maybe this was not about the skeleton. There was no quicker way to make John rush to Kyle whenever he exhibited this behavior in all their years of working together. As the last piece of the puzzle clicked, John laughed out loud. This was a plan to get him down here intentionally. He bent down and stroked his fur, looking straight into Kyle’s eyes, and his suspicion was confirmed.
This was a secret message for John; he missed his partner so much that he had to come up with such a brilliant idea. Since moving to the countryside, Kyle has not seen him, and he probably recalls the good days they worked together. His dog’s undoubted love still moved John for him. He took him quickly to spend time alone on a walk around the woods and could see the pure joy radiating from Kyle. John made a promise to himself before leaving to visit Kyle as often as possible.