OPEN HOUSE: June 19-23rd
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments from 4 p.m.
DRAWINGS: nail clips, canine massages, paw moisturizing
Ten $10 gift certificates and One $100 gift certificate
Celebrating 10 Years at Happy Camper!
WasabiWasabi Kessef, a Brussels griffon/rat terrier mix, has been coming to Happy Camper since February 2007. Even before Mary Beth took over. Now 11 years old, he has transitioned to the Carillon Park facility and comes about once every two weeks.
He is different from the other dogs at Happy Camper. But don’t tell him that. He went blind in 2010 after a near-fatal reaction to having multiple vaccinations at one time. Because his immune system was compromised, he developed a liver infection and pancreatitis. He’s now on a strict holistic and natural diet with reduced carbs. And he has Kona as a seeing eye dog. Mary Beth says, “Wasabi and I have covered a lifetime since we met. He added a daddy for his mom, and a brother for him and a baby brother for everyone. Wasabi’s like my college sweetheart.”
Wasabi’s baby brother Breck, 2 1/2 years old, loves “Wassi,” and is learning that leaving a toy in the middle of the room will result in a collision for the dog, because Wasabi needs to have everything in a fixed place. He navigates by his sense of smell, which Danica says is how he decides if he likes or doesn’t like either people or other dogs. If he decides he doesn’t like a person, he barks and growls at them. But he must like the other dogs at Happy Camper, because he loves coming here and playing with them.
Danica says Wasabi acclimated very well to the Carillon Park facility. She says that she doesn’t think other people would know he’s blind by watching him. Read More →