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Churchill: The remarkable adventures of Mario the cat

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Hello humans!

It is me, Mario the cat. What you have read about me in the papers is not fake news. It is true that I disappeared from my home in Corinth only to be found, four years later, in Cohoes.

Oh, the stories I could tell. You can't believe the things I have seen, the terrible dogs I have encountered.

Please understand that I never meant to run away from home. I'm an indoor feline, by temperament and my owner's rules, and when I got a chance to slip outside, I intended only to go for a quick walk around the neighborhood.

But once I started rambling, I got lost in my thoughts, as I tend to do. Plus, there were rabbits to chase, mice to hunt ... long story short, I soon had no idea where I was.

I know what you're thinking: Cats get lost all the time, Mario, but rarely do they go on four-year, 36-mile journeys.

This is true. But I am no ordinary tabby. Once I got lost, I wasn't going to sit around waiting for a coyote to turn me into Mario Tartare. I hit the road — and soon found myself........

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