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Ex-Police Dog Barks At Tree Everyday, Dad Cuts It Down

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Kyle pricks up his ears, drops to the ground, and starts barking at a tree. Thomas has never seen his ex-police dog acting this strange before. The dog must smell something suspicious. When the tree is finally cut down, Thomas shakes his head in disbelief at the unsettling scene before him...

1. Love At First Sight

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When Thomas Smith first laid eyes on Kyle, a newly retired police dog, he instantly fell in love with the old boy. Later, he welcomed Kyle into his loving home. Together they would venture through the woods where Kyle could chase after squirrels playfully. However, that wasn't everything the ex-police dog was interested in…

2. Something's Off…

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It was just like any other day until Thomas noticed something off about Kyle. The dog began to sniff frantically as if searching for something. Having an ex-service dog isn't for everybody, but the Smiths wanted to keep him and provide him a permanent home. Therefore, they decided to dig deeper into Kyle's behavior...

3. Bad At Expressing Aggression

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During Kyle's service years, the naturally gentle sniffer dog had difficulty with aggression. However, once he started training with officer John, the dog's aggression greatly improved as he became more protective of his partner. The duo shared a real bond, and John wished he could keep Kyle once he retired. But things didn't go as he planned…

4. Where Does Kyle End Up?

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John did adopt Kyle just as he retired. However, because of the long shifts at work, the officer couldn't give the attention that Kyle needed, so he had to give up his ex-partner. That's where the Smith family came in!

5. Something Lurking Around Kyle's New Home

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The Smiths tended the dog with great care and got along with him well. They even purchased a new house in the countryside so their animal friend could get more exercise in natural surroundings. Everything around the little bungalow seemed peaceful, until Kyle sensed something suspicious...

6. Losing Energy

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Kyle loved nothing more than his daily walks with Thomas. But all of a sudden, he seemed less motivated to explore the woods. Staring at his listless eyes, Thomas couldn't help but wonder: what was keeping the dog from going outside?

7. Odd Behavior

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Initially, Thomas assumed it was the new environment that had led to Kyle's unusual behavior. But as time went by, nothing seemed to have changed. Later, Thomas even adjusted the dog's diet and his bed, hoping to alleviate his unhappiness, but that didn't help either. At this point, Thomas could do nothing but take him to the vet.

8. The Vet Says...

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The vet performed a series of tests but didn't find any hidden problems at all. Kyle was perfectly healthy. What happened to him then? Thomas was frustrated, until one day when he went on a walk with the dog again…

9. An Unexpected Change

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The day's walk started off pretty normal, although Kyle still wasn't acting like himself. Thomas decided to veer off their old trail to see Kyle's reaction. Surprisingly, the dog raised his hackles, jerked from his leash, and ran into the woods at full speed…

10. Kyle Leads Thomas To A… Tree?

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Thomas hadn't seen this much hyperfocus in Kyle before. The dog perked up his ears and started sniffing vigorously as his previous training kicked in. Shortly thereafter, he led Kyle to a tree.

11. Sniffing Something Out

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Like all dogs, Kyle loved sniffing everything he encountered in the woods. He would approach plants, little animals, and even abandoned clothes to get their scent. But this time, there was no such thing around him, except for a large tree trunk. Thomas was puzzled by this odd behavior, but he knew the ex-police dog was never wrong.

12. Useless Call

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No matter how loudly Thomas called, Kyle wouldn't stop barking aggressively at the tree. Thomas even attempted to lure the dog away with treats, but it didn't work. However, Kyle had learned self-discipline during his training. Before long, he sat down next to the tree and remained still.

13. Who Can Explain Kyle's Behavior?

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At this point, Thomas couldn't make sense of Kyle's strange behavior. He decided to turn to officer John to learn more about the dog. Maybe John could also get Kyle to obey. How would John react to the sudden call?

14. What's Wrong With Kyle?

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John's heart skipped a beat when Thomas's number appeared on his phone. Was Kyle sick? But after his new owner explained what had happened, John felt nothing but relief. He assured Thomas that whenever service dogs found something out of the ordinary, they would sit and wait next to it. In this case, the clue was a tree.

15. What's Unusual About The Tree?

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John wondered what could warrant Kyle's warning. Was there something dangerous hidden inside the tree? He told Thomas to investigate with caution. However, what they discovered was worse than they had imagined…

16. Unsettling Scene

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In the dark, Thomas approached the tree and noticed the loose bark. He plucked up the courage and peeled it off. Squinting at the tree's hollow inside, he suddenly jumped back and couldn't believe the scene in front of his eyes…

17. Calling Backup

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Without hesitation, Thomas dialed John's number and described what Kyle had discovered. John, completely taken aback, raced to gather forensics experts to check the scene in person.

18. Joyful Reunion

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At the sight of the old partner, Kyle couldn't withhold his excitement and ran towards him as fast as he could. John also greeted the dog enthusiastically, but with a serious matter at hand, he rushed to the tree.

19. A Closer Look

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The police had to chop down the tree to get it inspected. Everyone held their breath and they wondered what they were actually dealing with.

20. Growing More Energetic

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As the investigation continued, Thomas noted how energetic Kyle had become. He nuzzled John's legs, licked his hands, and ran around him playfully. With his old pal around, he seemed to have gone back to his old self. But as more information unfolded, Thomas started to reexamine Kyle's behavior…

21. Investigation

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A week later, the forensic experts' report was quite a relief because it turned out to be a Halloween prank. Someone must have stashed the thing inside the tree on purpose. As the police laughed with relief, they were still perplexed by Kyle's early behavior. Why would a highly-trained dog react so strongly to a non-threatening object?

22. Clever Dog

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Thomas was the first one to put all things together. Lack of energy, signs of loneliness, and the sudden excitement upon seeing John... Kyle must have missed his old partner! He knew he would get John's attention by acting the way he was trained to do. What a clever dog!

23. Moved

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After all this time, John couldn't believe that the dog still remembered him. He was incredibly moved by the dog's unwavering loyalty. While walking around in the woods with Kyle, the officer promised he would visit him more often.

24. In Good Hands

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Looking back at Kyle, John couldn't help smiling at him. Yes, he would always miss his old loyal friend, but he knew he had left the dog in good hands.

25. An Important Lesson

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This real-life story reminds us how smart doggies are, and how little credit we give them sometimes. Never underestimate them, for they are clever enough to outfox us!

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