I woke up this morning and I could not stop scratching behind my ears. It just felt so good.
I didn’t want to come into the office. It’s just so boring. I needed a little more action in my life.
I haven’t felt the same since my last case.
I can’t really remember what it was about but I know it had something to do with dogs and a strange warehouse.
Whatever it was about it didn’t matter. I felt like a new man. This detective business just isn’t for me. I wanna be a hero like in the comic books.
I was feeling changed in some way for the better. I just needed to figure out my special power.
I had to get out of the cramped little office. I decided that I should just start patrolling the streets for evil doers and hope that my special power would emerge
I felt inexplicably drawn to the warehouse district. I smelled a pervasive odor coming from a small warehouse and I followed the trail.
A man with a large medallion around his neck came storming out of the warehouse shouting at another man. “Put him in the trunk and we’ll deal with him later!”
He was holding a little notebook that seemed oddly familiar. I had to have it. I prepared myself to pounce as soon as he got close enough.
At about five feet I jumped out and grabbed him by the wrist. He turned and punched me square in the jaw. I instinctively bit into his arm and he let out a howl dropping the notebook.
He hopped into a moving car before I could do anything to stop him but I had his notebook.
There were pages and pages of little notes in his notebook. The most recent notes were about a fancy Dog Spa out in the middle of nowhere.
I high tailed it out there in my convertible. The wind in my face felt particularly good for some reason.
I arrived late that night. There was a high fence around the whole place.
I thought maybe my special power might be jumping very high but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t make it over the fence.
I noticed that the ground beneath me felt soft so I started to dig under. Maybe super digging was my special power. It felt pretty natural.
I dug my way under the fence and found a way into the building.
There were weird smells everywhere. I was feeling very confused. Then I smelled something familiar.
It was an old black leather shoe. How did I know this shoe and how did it get here?
I gave the shoe a good sniff. I could distinguish many different smells. It mostly smelled like feet but there was a hint of pizza and what I thought was raw meat.
Suddenly I had the overwhelming urge to follow the smell of the shoe on the floor. I could smell it so distinctly.
I thought super smell had to be my special power.
The scent lead me to a kennel filled with maybe a hundred whining dogs. I couldn’t just leave them there locked away so I set them all free and continued to follow the trail.
Finally I found the end of the scent trail.. It stopped at the edge of a pit.
“It took you long enough, kid. Gimme back my shoe?” Uttered a voice in the dark. “You gonna help me outta this hole or what?” he added.
I helped the man out of the pit. I recognized him but I couldn’t put my finger on who he was. He seemed to know me.
“We need to get to the cloning room fast. I think they’re doing bizarre experiments on people down there.”
He was telling me what to do like I was his sidekick or something. “Hey who are you?” I asked.
“No time for that right now. Let’s get going. “
We made our way to the cloning room and we began to sabotage their equipment. Suddenly the lights popped on and there were several large men with guns shouting at us.
The man with the medallion came in after they had us both down on our knees.
“So I see our little experiment has returned home. Just like a good dog.” He said.
“You’re through pal. I’ve already told the cops where you are and what you’re up to.” My partner threatened.
“You don’t scare me. Take them to the DNA re-sequencing room. How’d ya like to be crossed with a turkey, turkey?” The man quipped.
The moment they stood us up a pack of newly freed and very angry dogs burst into the room and tackled our assailants but the man with the medallion got away.
My partner and I chased the man into a sauna room. It was extremely foggy. I couldn’t see an inch in front of me and I had to use my superior sense of smell to find him.
Right when I knew just exactly where he was he punch me in my super nose but it didn’t hurt me it just angered me.
I felt a growl swelling deep within my gut and I finally had to let it out.
I snarled viciously at him and bit his shoulder. He screamed and let me go. I jumped on him and held him down.
“I see that the dog side of you has taken over. Very interesting.” He said.
“What did you do to me?” I asked.
“I crossed your genes with those of a dog. A little experiment I’ve been doing on a select few. You’ve been the most interesting so far.” He explained.
So this is why I’ve been feeling so weird lately. My special powers were just repressed dog consciousness.
Still I knew I was a hero. At least for a day.
My partner wanted me to go back to the city with him but I felt comfortable there at the doggie spa.
If anyone was qualified to take over this place it was me.