What are these strange things at my feet?
These things are curly.
How strange can you get?
A curly forest?
Now that’s strange.
There’s something different about this tree.
Person, what do you mean, I’m looking in the wrong spot?
There’s something different in this tree.
What is that thing?
It doesn’t look natural.
It’s a what?
A bird house?
Well that doesn’t make sense.
First they kick their nest house out of the tree in my yard.
And then they go putting up a fancier house in a tree on my trails.
And it doesn’t look like anybody’s even living in that house.
Some lucky bird!
I wish I had more houses than I knew what to do with.
But all I have is a …
A vehicle with a paw print and a climbing school sign.
The only obvious conclusion is that they are offering a climbing school for dogs.
Or maybe a climbing school with dogs as the instructors.
That would make sense.
Us four leggers are much better at climbing than two leggers.
And we could teach them a thing or two.
I bet they’re up there on my trails somewhere.
Probably heading for those tall rocks.
And I’m going after them.
Come on, person. Don’t slow me down.
I’ve got to go sign up to teach climbing.
When I’m on my trails my person won’t let me get near any dogs that aren’t already my friends.
I don’t know how I’m supposed to make new friends if I can’t get near them.
But this cute little number…
…ran right up to me.
My person had no chance to put a damper on things.
And now I have a new girlfriend.
See, I get along fine with other dogs.
But could you just do something about my arch enemy – you know, that German Shepherd who lives around the corner from us?
Person, if you don’t stop talking to her person I’m going to give that dog what for again.
Only dogs I like are allowed on my trails.
Send the others away and I’ll get along with every dog I meet.
And I’ll be the friendliest dog around.
Hmmm. It smells pretty good.
Kind of like one of my dog friends.
Wait a minute!
It is one of my dog friends.
Well, at least the hair of one of my dog friends.
There’s dog hair all over around here.
Somebody has turned this into a dog grooming trail.
A lot has happened on my trails, but this is the first I’ve heard of anyone being groomed on my trails.
Hey person, how come you don’t groom me here?
This looks like the spot to do it.
But wait a minute.
If somebody’s turning my trails into a grooming spot –
the next thing they’ll probably do is turn them into a fancy spa.
And they’ll probably do something like turn it all…
I might have to look for a new trail.
I’m outta here!
They haven’t been hanging out on my trails for a long time.
But they’ve come back.
And that’s not good.
They’re not welcome on my trails.
I might have to go after them.
Find them and tell them to stay off my trails.
I bet I could get some of my dog friends to help.
And some of my people friends too.
Nobody likes them around.
They’re always up to no good.
And all it would take is a little bit of thoughtfulness.
A tiny bit of extra work.
But no, that’s too much for them.
I guess you can’t expect much from such ugly creatures.
These litter bugs are never going to amount to anything.
Guess I’d better check for clues as to where these litter bugs are hiding.
Oh wait, I forgot something.
No one escapes from Detective Dog.