AMARULA: Though you would never catch me dead in a bow tie, I have to say that my neighbor Tacchino looks pretty dapper!
I took the time to interview Tacchino (I have a bit of a crush on him…at least I think he is a “him” and not a “they.” He is so fat that he could actually be two cats sharing one head. I just don’t know!)
AMARULA: What are your favorite hobbies?
TACCHINO: Eating, chewing, munching, falling asleep in my food dish and waking up in my food dish.
AMARULA: Nothing else?
TACCHINO: Well, I also like sleeping and rolling in catnip but only when those activities don’t interfere with my eating.
AMARULA: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
TACCHINO: My humans have been speaking of putting me on this thing they call a DIEt. In preparation, I have started to teach myself how to open the kitchen cupboards and use the can opener when they aren’t around. I have also begun to steal some of the dog, Major’s, food when no one is looking. He is losing weight rapidly. The humans think he must be sick and keep taking him to the vet, which he hates. Unfortunately, while his suffering feeds my soul it does not nourish my stomach.