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A Chat with Mario!

I am so glad you stopped by today, because I have an extra-special treat for you! Today’s guest is fellow blogger and animal welfare advocate Mariodacat! You’re gonna love to hear how he went from shelter cat to sheltered life, so give it up everybody for Mario!!!!!


It's Mario!!!!
It’s Mario!!!!

Rumpy:  Oh Dog! Thanks so much for being my guest today Mario!  Woo woo woo!Mario:  Thank you Rumpy for wanting to interview me – a cat!  I’m truly honored and surprised.     I have always  admired you since I first read your blog several months ago.

Rumpy:  Thank you! *blush* Well how about we start by you telling us about you.

Mario:  I am a 7-year-old, black and white, very friendly and loveable kitty.  Some call us Tuxies, some call us Cow Kitties – take  your pick. Oh, and at the age of 4 I became toothless because of stomatitis.

Rumpy: That’s scary! Are you doing OK now?

Mario: No worry though cuz I’m getting along just fine without any toothies.   I can and do eat kibble.just like any other kitty,.

Rumpy:  So who do you live with?

Mario: I live with M and D (my human mom and dad), who adopted me from the Humane Society in our city, where I had been living for 2 years.

Rumpy:  Two years! That’s a long time!

rub da belly!!!!
rub da belly!!!!

Mario:  I selected D to live with – M came along with the package deal.  he he .   When M &  D entered the shelter for the first time, I walked right up to D, started rubbing on his pant legs, and purred.   Once he picked me up, I really turned on the charm so he couldn’t resist.

Rumpy:  Good work!

Mario:  M finally agreed I was the one after visiting the shelter 3 times, so I was finally adopted.  The day I  went to my new home, I immediately jumped up in Dad’s lap when he was in his recliner.  I didn’t even care what the rest of the house looked like or where any of my stuff was, I just knew I was home at last.

Rumpy:  *sniff sniff* That is beautiful man! Now what kind of treats do they give you?

Mario:  I’m not allowed many treats cuz M think’s I’m f.a.t.!

Rumpy:  WHAT????

Mario:  I’m supposedly 3 pounds overweight from where the vet lady wants me.   Geeeesh – that’s mostly floof and muscle!  When I do eat treats, it’s mostly a little fishie shaped treat made by Stewart that we get from the vet.   I have to work for them tho by playing with my puzzle box and fishing (he he) them out of the box.,  It’s kinda fun.  I try to con M into playing with the puzzle box and treats more than once a day, but she refuses.  Sigh!

Rumpy:  Humans *rolls eyes: Now you are out and about in the world of the Internet. What social media do you use?

Just lounging around...
Just lounging around…

I have my own bloggy – http://mariodacat.blogspot.com/

I’m on Facebook (but not very active there)    http://www.facebook.com/Mariodacat

Of course I’m on Twitter as @Mariodacat and do a lot of advertising  for #Nipclub’s various weekly functions.

Rumpy:  That is so awesome! We’re gonna have to have a blog post about #Nipclub sometime. Now tell us, Mario, if you could be a dinosaur what kind would you be?

Mario:  Ha ha – now why would I want to be a dinosaur when I’m living the purrfect life!

Quite frankly Rumpy, I don’t know nothing about dinos except that they are big, scary and eat little kitties!  he he

Rumpy:  I dunno, they haven’t met June Buggie!  *giggles*  Thanks so much for being my guest today Mario. You rock!

Mario:  Thanks again Rumpy for this opportunity.  Keep up the good work  with your bloggy.  You are an inspiration to the rest of us.

Rumpy:  *blushes again* Awwwww……


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Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


36 thoughts on “A Chat with Mario!

  1. Great interview and Mario is just gorgeous. Always love the happy ending rescue tales. What a very confident cat, to have gone into a new home and made himself comfortable on the recliner straight away.

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | March 8, 2013, 5:23 AM
  2. Excellent interview with Mario today…I’ve been a twitter pal and fellow #nipclub fan of his for a while now…He’s a great guy

    Posted by Gizmo | March 8, 2013, 5:38 AM
  3. Yay Mario!! Pawsome intermew and Rumpy such pawsome questions!! *pawfive*

    I voted like I do every day pal!!

    Posted by Murphy | March 8, 2013, 5:55 AM
  4. Mario has been a buddy of mine since I first started blogging…there is no mancat more polite than Mario! Mario rocks! I had asked him to feature his toothie story 2 years in a row for Pet Dental Health Month and he did…..actually this year was the first year I didn’t post it again. Sending my love to Mario!! Love, Cody

    Posted by Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren) | March 8, 2013, 6:23 AM
  5. Great interview Rumpy and so nice to meet you Mario! Sounds like you had a tough time at first in your furrrever home Mario but now you’re the “cat’s meow” !

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | March 8, 2013, 6:24 AM
  6. Very nice interview and Mario is definitely a cat…they are different from us doggies!

    Posted by Emmadog | March 8, 2013, 6:30 AM
  7. Mario is gorgeous! Great interview!

    Posted by Sue at Talking Dogs | March 8, 2013, 6:36 AM
  8. I enjoyed reading about Mario.

    Posted by Clowie | March 8, 2013, 6:38 AM
  9. what a cute and adorable face..

    Posted by elizz | March 8, 2013, 6:49 AM
  10. BOL!..”they haven’t met June Buggie”… and no, Mario isn’t fat – he looks great! have a wonderful friday and thanks Rumpy for this great interview:o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | March 8, 2013, 7:02 AM
  11. Awww Rumpy, thank you again for the opportunity to be interviewed in your famous bloggy. It has been a great honor to be here.

    Posted by mariodacat | March 8, 2013, 7:25 AM
  12. Woo woo Mario!!! He is so gorgeous and cool kitty!!! I’m not sure if Mrio remembers it or not but I once asked him about my kitty brofur’s teeth problem on twitter and he kindly told me how he overcome his toothless life. Thanks Mario!
    And Rumpy thank you for this aodrable kittie’s interview! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | March 8, 2013, 8:00 AM
  13. This is Jaya. I been secretly in luv wiz Mario for long time now. We would make such bootiful tuxie couple. I so in luv I gave him award yesterday.

    Can Purrime Ministerettes also has interview? XXXX

    Posted by Shiva & Jaya | March 8, 2013, 9:36 AM
  14. We just love Mario. Thanks for the great interview, Rumpy. You are awesome and we are still voting every day even if we don’t say 🙂

    Posted by CATachresis | March 8, 2013, 10:23 AM
  15. Mario is one handsome cat – thanks for sharing! Happy Friday:)

    Posted by cravesadventure | March 8, 2013, 10:40 AM
  16. Great interview, Rumpy! Mario is a cutie! He is very brave to wait so long for his D to come for him. I am happy he still enjoys eating with no teeth. I think I would enjoy eating even with no head!!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | March 8, 2013, 11:31 AM
  17. That’s one gorgeous cat – such poses!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | March 8, 2013, 12:04 PM
  18. We love that Mario and is is such a great pal to so many!!!

    Posted by Brian | March 8, 2013, 2:38 PM
  19. totally sweet!!

    Posted by Sally Wood | March 8, 2013, 6:16 PM
  20. You were on a winner choosing @MariodaCat as your subject this week Rumpy as all we girl cats swoon over him and adore his M & D. Thanks for giving me more pictures of his handsomeness to stick in my scrap book as the ones I have are ummm *whispers* covered in drool!

    Posted by Jessie & Jane | March 8, 2013, 6:35 PM
  21. Great One Rumpy – see u in the am for Voting and tons and tons of love to Bubba xxx

    Posted by Cat Forsley | March 8, 2013, 10:17 PM
  22. Haha @ the image of JB squaring off against a T-Rex.

    Posted by Anne Schilde | March 9, 2013, 3:18 PM
  23. lovely cat, I have always loved Tuxedo’s. Wonderful to be adopted after two long years.

    Posted by Valentine Logar | March 10, 2013, 6:09 AM
  24. I luvluvluv Mario! What a pawsome interview Rumpers! You are so talented! Paw pats, Savvy

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | March 10, 2013, 10:13 AM
  25. He’s gorgeous! 🙂

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | March 10, 2013, 11:35 AM
  26. Whoa! It’s @Mariodacat! He’s the 2nd most famous SMOOCHER on Twitter behind Rumblepurr, of course. I just love Mario and how he’s always willing to help when a cat, dog or peep needs it.

    Posted by Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha) | March 11, 2013, 10:29 AM

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