Despite the lack of success in the cheese department, Bentivolio — who also dons a Santa Claus outfit as an impersonator for Christmastime festivities — defended his furry fleet, which includes two unnamed animals along with Rumples, The Crazy One, Aurora and Bull.

“If somebody calls you crazy, you’re on to something,” he tells the magazine. “It’s not a bad thing. Consider it a compliment. So I guess that’s why it didn’t really bother me when people were saying, ‘That guy’s kooky because he has reindeer.’ No, they’re kooky because they don’t have ‘em.”

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