The beautiful Simba arrived to us yesterday! We are thrilled to have him, he really looks like half lion, half grizzly. He went straight into the bath for an hour and loved it, especially my expensive detangling conditioner!!
He was an angel in the bath and didn't move once, which was great as he needed a serious groom. I cut out the matted pieces and gave him a head massage and then my husband had to lift him out as he wouldn't leave. I would say he is about 50kg so it wasn't easy!
Then, out with the hairdryer and not a peep out of him, he defo fancies himself and loves the pampering!
He must have been a completely outside dog as he is very reluctant to cross the doorway into the kitchen from the garden, I had to push him from behind eventually and he was afraid of the washing machine and the kettle boiling, all must be unfamiliar sounds for him.
He is currently wary of my other dogs but couldnt care less about the cat. He is friendly toward my 3 little boys.
The main issue with Simba at the moment could be loneliness, his owner passed away and he defo appears to be sad, maybe also overwhelmed from leaving a farm and coming to a Dublin suburb in the flight path of Dublin Airport!...
Simba needs lots and lots of reassurance and love, like us all if we were to find ourselves in his unfortunate situation
More updates in the coming weeks x