He was busy in his hotel room when he heard his phone make a noise. He thought his fiance had sent him a message, so he immediately wanted to respond.
However, as he unlocked his phone, he felt confused. It wasn’t his fiance that messaged him, but rather his home security system notifying him of something moving in his place. He was now filled with worry as he opened the notification.
The only thing Herman Perez wanted when he proposed to his girlfriend Maria was to have an excellent start to their new life together.
They had been dating for more than two years, and it was only natural for the pair to move in together. But it wouldn’t be long before something unbelievable happened due to this decision.
Herman lived with his pup Elsa for a few years in Washington DC before meeting Maria. He did not live an exciting life; most of his days compromised of waking up, going for a jog, and having breakfast.
After his workout, he would drop Elsa off at the daycare and go to work. After meeting Maria, his lifestyle would soon change.
Once Maria became part of their family, his life changed. She was everything Herman wanted in a girlfriend. She was brilliant and very easy on the eyes.
They laughed together and motivated each other to be the best version of themselves. But Herman was intrigued by her relationship with Elsa, which he had never experienced before.
Herman found Elsa at an animal rescue shelter; they had been with each other for more than three years. Elsa wasn’t just his pet, and he wanted to do everything in his power to give her the best life.
Elsa wasn’t very welcoming to new people in their home. She would bark at every person Herman had over, which was a very unpleasant experience. However, things weren’t like that with Maria.
Herman invited Maria over for dinner after having known each other for a month. Elsa did not act up at all when Maria came over. She just sat quietly on the couch.
Naturally, Herman felt confused by what happened, but he couldn’t help but be delighted that they were getting along. There was no telling what lay ahead for him in the future.
The incident took place two years after Maria and Elsa first met. Herman had asked Maria to marry him by that point, and she worked from home while he was in the city.
However, that week, something incredible would happen that would change Herman’s life forever.
Herman was busy working when his boss told him he needed Herman to fly out to the city for an appointment with a prospective client. He called Maria to tell her about the exciting opportunity, and Maria said he would be silly not to go.
Maria and Elsa built a fantastic relationship over the last two years, and Herman knew that Elsa would be in good hands. When he wasn’t home, he had no idea what Maria was up to with the dog.
Herman had put cameras in his apartment after a series of robberies shocked his area before this occurrence. The cameras were motioned sensors, and they picked up any movements in the house.
The security software sent him an alert if his cameras captured anything. When he left for his business trip, he found the cameras functioning. The images captured by one of them would be astonishing.
Having just met with his client, Herman sat in his hotel room relaxing when the phone rang. He unlocked his phone to view the message, thinking it was from Maria.
After realizing it wasn’t a text, he furrowed his brows and looked at the notification, alerting him to some activity inside his home. Herman opened the notification and hoped nothing bad had happened.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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!