A neighbor had begged C. and another groomer, Jessica Kincheloe, to assist the dog, whose owner is terminally sick.
They went to his residence about a week ago and released him from the stall, then from his coat, removing over 35 pounds of hair in the process.
Lazarus seems apprehensive at first throughout the grooming.
“He calmed down and appeared to realize because it was making him feel better,” Kincheloe recounts after his hair was trimmed away from his neck.
In fact, everything appeared to be brand new.
Also being patted and cared over.
“He didn’t appear to like being touched by humans, but he didn’t seem to be used to it. He warmed up to us in no time. Especially after you’ve given out snacks “Kincheloe agrees.
Jean Harrison, the founder of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, tells The Dodo that Lazarus is still adjusting to his new life.
He “approached a newly cooked steak gingerly,” she writes, “which made us sad.” “However, he immediately grasped the concept, and he was overjoyed to get the steak.”
Lazarus has shown to be a kind, loving, and thankful dog in the short time since his rescue – but that last aspect makes Harrison sad. She believes that dogs should not be required to express gratitude.
She explains, “It signifies they’ve seen and suffered too much.” “We look forward to the day when he accepts full responsibility for everything.”