He was in his hotel room, minding his own business when he heard a loud ping come from his phone. He assumed it was a text from his fiance, so he quickly reached for it and unlocked his screen.
His eyebrows furrowed when he realized that it wasn’t a text. He had received a notification from his security system, notifying him that there was activity inside of his home. Clicking on the notification, he hoped that it wasn’t too serious.
When Herman Perez asked his fiance Maria to move in with him after their engagement, he’d hoped to have the perfect start for their marriage life.
He’d been with Maria for two years, and to him, moving in together was the next big step in their relationship. But it wouldn’t be long until an unbelievable occurrence took place because of this move.
Before getting engaged to Maria, Herman lived alone with his dog Elsa in Washington DC. His life was a simple one. He’d wake up, shower, then go out with Elsa for a morning run.
Afterward, they’d have breakfast before he took the pup to daycare and went to work. This routine would soon change after he met Maria.
A New Family Member
Everything changed the moment Maria joined Herman’s little family. She was everything Herman ever wanted in a partner. She had the wit and brains, a beautiful smile, and an unwavering intelligence.
She made him laugh while also challenging him to be better in life. But what was even more interesting was her relationship with Elsa, something that Herman had never seen before.
A Good Girl
Herman rescued Elsa when she was a pup and had raised her for three years now. The dog was more than a pet to him, and he’d give anything to make sure she led a comfortable life under his roof.
For the longest time, Elsa never really liked new people in the house. She’d bark at every guest Herman brought home, baring her fangs at them until they left. But this wasn’t the case with Maria.
When Maria first came over, she and Herman had only been friends for a month. But the dog didn’t cause a spectacle, only whined when she saw her and went to lie down on the couch.
Of course, Herman found the detail to be a little odd but was happy that his two favorite people were getting along. He had no idea what the future had in store for him.
Two Years Down The Line
It’d been two years since Maria and Elsa first met when the incident occurred. Now engaged to Herman, Maria had been working from home while Herman went into the city for work.
But that particular week, something would happen that would set the events of the most exciting thing Herman ever saw in motion.
A Supportive Partner
Herman was at work when his boss informed him he’d be flying out of the city to meet a new client. Of course, Herman called home and explained the situation, to which Maria agreed that he should go.
Her relationship with Elsa had been the best over the past twenty-four months, and Herman knew they’d be alright in each other’s arms. He didn’t realize what Maria was doing with the dog when he wasn’t home.
Out Of The City
Before this incident occurred, Herman had installed some cameras in his home after a string of burglaries shook his neighborhood. The cameras were hooked with motion sensors to tag any movements in his home.
If the cameras caught something, his security software would send alerts to his phone. It was fortunate then that the cameras were fully functional when he left for his business trip. What one of them would capture would leave him speechless.
Herman was hanging out in his hotel room after meeting with his client when his phone rang. Thinking it was a text message from Maria, he quickly jumped to his phone and unlocked it.
His brows drew apart as he realized it wasn’t a text but a warning from his home security system alerting him of movement in his house. Hoping it wasn’t anything serious, Herman clicked open the notification.
Expecting The Worst
The security software quickly launched and brought the camera interface. Among the many cameras installed in the house, the kitchen one blinked with activity.
Herman’s mind began racing. He remembered that Maria usually took Elsa on a walk during that time of the day, so she couldn’t be home. Fearing the worst, he clicked on the camera feed.
Witnessing The Best
The feed came to life, and Herman covered his mouth in surprise. Maria stood in the center of the kitchen, and right before her, standing on two feet, Elsa.
The two were dancing, something that Herman could not explain or believe. Maria danced with the dog for a few minutes, holding her up before letting her down. But it didn’t stop there.
Maria lay down with Elsa, teaching her how to roll around and petting the dog when she rolled the correct way. She even brought treats out, teaching Elsa how to sit.
The interaction left Herman speechless and teary. He thought about calling Maria but knew he couldn’t ruin such a beautiful moment. He was still watching the video when he remembered something.
Over the past few months, Maria had always insisted on watching over Elsa. On the other hand, the pup was always restless when Maria wasn’t around.
Herman had never thought too much about it then, but watching them bond now, he knew they were soulmates. As the two finally stopped and Maria started making dinner, Herman knew what he needed to do next.
Herman called Maria, telling her what he’d seen. At first, his fiance was embarrassed that he’d seen her. She’d forgotten about the cameras in the house.
Herman told her how lucky he and Elsa were that she was in their lives and shared that he’d never trade her for anything in this lifetime or the next. But this isn’t the only time a hidden camera revealed a dog’s strange behavior to its owner.
Trying To Tell Him Something
Crosby was trying to tell him something but he didn’t understand. He looked at the wall in question and back at the footage.
He got up off his chair and walked over to the wall. The usually sullen Crosby raced over and barked in excitement. It was the most alive he’d seen Crosby in weeks. Feeling encouraged, he placed his ear on the wall.
Ever since 29-year-old George Miller adopted his dog Crosby, they’ve been inseparable. As a single young man living in a big city far away from any relatives, Crosby is not only Miller’s best friend, but his family. They do everything together.
Miller describes Crosby as loyal and sensitive, and one of the friendliest dogs you’ll ever meet. But there was something else that Miller didn’t know about his beloved pooch.
The incident left Miller stunned. He had no idea how his dog did that, moreover, how his dog was able to communicate so effectively with him. It was as if Miller had never fully seen him before.
Miller often took Crosby out for walks and playtime at the dog park. He was always amused at how easily Crosby got attached to his surroundings, as well as other animals.
Like most dogs, Crosby was naturally very trusting with an insatiable curiosity. These traits led him into all sorts of mischief but also to his best friend – the dog and cat next door. They had been best friends for nearly 8 years, until disaster struck.
Crosby lost both of his furry friends back to back within a few short months. Their owner was devastated but something in Crosby changed.
At first, Miller didn’t think much of Crosby’s different behavior. He carried on with their daily routines and his work as usual, completely oblivious to the warning signs.
Then one day, Miller returned from a long day at work expecting Crosby to greet him at the door like always. Instead, he saw something he never wanted to see again.
Staring At The Wall
Crosby looked static, almost possessed as he stared unblinking at the living room wall. Miller called his name but he didn’t turn around. What was wrong with him? Could he hear Miller?
Miller raised his voice as he called for him again. Still no reaction. So he walked over to him and his eyes followed Crosby’s to the spot on the wall. What was he staring at? What was happening?
Snapping Out Of It
It wasn’t until Miller stood directly in front of Crosby and sweetly asked “what is it boy?” while giving him a worried rub that Crosby quickly snapped out of his trance.
Miller scratched his head as he tried to understand what happened. “He seems to hear me fine now”, Miller thought, “Maybe it was just a bug?”. But it wasn’t a bug. It was something much bigger.
Everything seemed fine with Crosby that evening until it hit midnight. Miller went downstairs to get himself a glass of water when he saw doing the exact same strange behavior that worried him earlier.
Except this time, he noticed something different, there was a new gloominess to Crosby. He looked absolutely miserable as he hung his head low, staring at the exact same spot on the wall. Enough was enough.
Getting To The Bottom Of It
Miller woke up very early the next morning and drove straight to the store. He bought a recording camera with night vision, and installed it in the house before he went to work.
He waited until the next day to watch it. He had a whole day and night’s worth of footage to watch through. Was this what Crosby did when Miller was away? Why was he doing this? What would the camera record?
Trying To Communicate
Weird. The footage showed Crosby staring at this wall only when Miller was about to enter the room. He was trying to tell him something? Miller looked at the wall in question and back at the footage.
As he walked over to the wall, Crosby raced over and barked. It was the most alive he’d seen Crosby in weeks. Or more accurately, since his best friends had passed. With encouragement from Crosby, he placed his ear on the wall.
Crosby let out another cheerful bark as Miller dropped to his knees for a closer inspection. Suddenly, he heard a noise and froze. “What on earth was that?” he whispered.
His heartbeat raced as he realized something was inside the wall. He broke off a piece of the wooden paneling that had fallen loose right next to the floor. His jaw dropped as he looked wildly back to Crosby.
A little kitten had hidden itself within the loose wall paneling of the wall between his living room and washroom. However, what was bizarre about this was that the kitten closely resembled Crosby’s best cat friend.
What’s more is that it was almost impossible for the kitten to have gotten inside the house by itself. Crosby must have brought her in somehow in all his despair for company.
Trying To Find The Owners
Miller immediately looked for the kittens’ owners but couldn’t find any. He went around to all his neighbors and even hung up posters. However he never heard anything back.
Some neighbors told Miller that they had seen the kitten in the street before and think she’s a stray. Miller then took her to the vet to see if she had any microchip but she didn’t.
Meanwhile, Crosby loved having her around. He was becoming more and more like the joyful, goofy pup Miller knew him to be. But still, Miller never really wanted a cat, so he decided to take her to the shelter.
However, just as he was about to leave, he saw Crosby standing to see them out, head and tail hanging low. It broke his heart, but he was determined. Little did he know, the universe was working in Crosby’s favor.
The shelter had no space. With no choice but to keep her, Miller arrived home with a new member to their family and a very excited Crosby.
It was a win, win! Crosby was no longer lonely, and the kitten now had a loving home. And Miller, well, Miller learnt to pay more attention to what his dog tries to tell him in the future!