Dogs are really wonderful creatures. Anyone who has ever spent a long time with one can bear witness to the fact that they share a closer relationship with humans than virtually any other animal. Loyal to a fault, which is more often than not unduly kind and the most determined of protectors, there is a reason why they’ve always been man’s best friend. We hear stories every day about how dogs saved lives or warned people about future dangers. That’s because they can detect things that we can’t detect so often.
When parents Benjamin and Hope Jordan hired a babysitter to look after their baby, Finn, their pup, Killian, instantly recognized something was wrong. He would snarl at the nanny whenever she got too close to Finn, as though he instinctually knew she had no place beside a vulnerable member of his family.
Benjamin and Hope Jordan had recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, and so needed to find a nanny to watch over their young child, Finn.
After doing their research, they thought they’d found the right person. Five months after the sitter was hired, however, the parents began to notice a change in their dog’s behavior.
Benjamin told Fox News: “He started getting real defensive at first, he would stand in between her and our son, and then gradually turned into more aggression towards her. That’s when Hope really started to notice something’s wrong.”
He later went on to state: “He’s a very personable dog. He’s easy going, an eighty-pound lap dog, so for him to show aggression towards anyone is a sign to use that something’s wrong, because he never shows aggression.”
With Hope’s suspicions growing, the couple decided to set an iPhone to record background noise. They left the phone under the couch for seven and a half hours in order to document what was going on when they weren’t around.
When Hope played the recording back it was, in her words, “a nightmare”.
“For seven and a half hours my son cried nearly the entire time. She was cursing at him, calling him horrible names, and the thing about it is it came for no reason. He wasn’t acting up, he hadn’t been crying until she left him alone in his crib for hours, or, of course, the physical abuse.”
Benjamin and Hope also heard “slap noise” over the audio, and sounds that alluded to the idea that Finn was being shaken.