Owner: Alex Brachfeld
How’d you come up with his name? He came with the name Mario. He’s technically “Super Mario” as his brothers that he was transported with from NM were Yoshi and Luigi.
Nicknames: Mar, Mar-boy, Buddy, lil buddy
Breed: Boston Terrier Mix (I have one friend who insists he’s part seal lol)
Age: 4 years old on Valentines Day! Also marks our 3 year anniversary together.
Favorite toys: A good bone, anything that squeaks
Likes: Sun bathing, sitting on the back cushion of the sofa perched up, barking at people and dogs when they dare walk by our house, walks, belly rubs, burrowing in bed, his kennel, popcorn, camping
Dislikes: Puppies that want to play all the time, the mailman, car rides, when people and dogs dare walk by our house, squirrels, his collar
Most happy when: Sun bathing or cuddling in bed with dad
Can Mario do any tricks? The basics… Sit, lay down, stay….not much more beyond that.
What’s his favorite food? Peanut Butter
How would you describe Mario’s personality? An independent sweetheart
What’s your favorite part about him? His heart nose and when he yawns/stretches
What’s the naughtiest thing he has ever done? I set him up for failure the first week I had him…. Left him in a room alone for a bit not in his kennel and he proceeded to rip up cushions, and go to the bathroom multiple times, and create a huge mess. I blame myself for just not putting him in the kennel which he loves as his safe space.
What is Mario’s favorite spot in your home? On top of the back sofa cushion ideally in the sunshine.
What is your go-to neighborhood for walks? We love to walk around Skyland and City Park.
What’s the most rewarding part about being a pet owner? The companionship and unconditional love.