Mario was going to be euthanized in the animal shelter and we brought him home to The Gentle Barn to be part of our family instead. He quickly became the head honcho in our barnyard and we loved watching him strut around with all his adoring ladies. He might have been small, but he ruled the barnyard with an iron fist, making sure everyone behaved, and his family felt safe. During his lifetime Mario loved to travel and visited many schools, allowing the kids to hold and pet him. He was always gentle and kind and did a tremendous job opening hearts on behalf of chickens everywhere. He was often a featured face in the media and adored by celebrities and guests. And he absolutely loved sitting in laps, making those in wheel chairs feel special and full of purpose. Mario lives till 12 years old and passed suddenly of a stroke. We can still see him strut around the barnyard out of the corner of our eyes and think of him everyday.
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