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Monday, July 31, 2017

Mousy Mews on Monday

We are very excited to tell you about two new friends we have that were hand knitted
with love for a wonderful cause by Mara aka mom to Miss Oswin and Brom.
Click here to read the blog , Mice for Mama.
Mara's Grandma started making the mice many many years ago.  Just recently
Mara started making them to raise money for a cause near and dear to her heart.

Here is a picture of all of the mice Mara has made to raise fund for
the stomach, liver and bowel foundation of The Netherlands.
Mara's mom is currently recovering from a very serious surgery.

Today I, Madison D Cat would like to introduce you to my 2 new mice friends....
YEP this kit kat has two meesees for friends!!
Pardon the blurry photo as you can see from my swishing tail I was excited to
meet them.  I wish you could see and touch them they are so amazing and OMCs well made.

Here is a close up of them on our steps

Now for a proper introduction and how we selected these two out of all the beautiful ones Mara made.

Mara has the mice numbered on her blog.  Topo was S011
Mom selected him because of his beautiful colors (like me gray and white)
and because my birthday is the 11th day of March

Gigio was #S001.
Mom selected him because her birth month is January.
Gigio has a red nose...everybuddy 'nose' mom likes red.
She looked for a mouse dressed in bright vibrant colors.  Mom
loves the color orange but doesn't wear it as well as Gigio does. Did I mention, OMCs
Gigio  has lavender ears!! Lavender ears are so cool!!

Now Mom must admit she didn't create their names. They were named after
an adorable Italian Mouse who was on the Ed Sullivan Show on the TVees way back when dinos roamed the earth aka mom was a child .  Mom loved this adorable mouse then and now.
Yam Aunty you were correct whey you said Mom would know exactly what she would name them when she took  them out of  the box.  They looked just like the real

 Topo Gigio

He had many different personalities and and outfits
Topo Gigio was funny, smart, kind and always had a very positive message.
Mara gave each mouse a purrsonality too!!

Click here to see a darling YouTube video of Topo and Mr. Sullivan

Mara thank you for continuing your Grandma's tradition of making these precious little critters.  We know she would be very proud of you and that you are donated 1/2 of the proceeds toward a very worthy cause.

Hugs Madi, Mom, Topo and Gigio!!


  1. Those cute mouses have got Gail puzzled. She remembers the name Topo Gigio from her childhood, but we never had the Ed Sullivan show over here. Did he appear on some other TV programme too?

  2. the mama jumped with joy, she totally loves this mice... and now two live with a diva cat... how great is that?

  3. Hari OM
    Like Gail, I too remember the name Topo Gigio; but of course he was not exclusive to Ed Sullivan... and the using the names for these to little fellas seems to me to be pawfect!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Mom remembers Topo Gigio! He was always on at the very end of Ed Sullivan's show and mom and her brothers would have to watch the whole show just to see Topo♥
    Your mice are absolutely adorable, Madi!

  5. Oh your new mousies are absolutely PRECIOUS Madi! My Mom was a BIG FAN of little Topo Gigio in the old days - he was Mom's favorite part of the Sullivan show...........

    Love, Teddy

  6. Oh those mice are so darn cute and love all the names. How special that Mara makes those mice for all the nice places that need them. You all have a nice day.

  7. Awww, they are very cute!
    Topo Gigio was the name of a pizza restaurant Mum used to go to on her shopping visits to Peterborough, sadly its nolonger there 'cos it made the bestest pizzas evers!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Thank you for this post! And what great names! I am glad Madi loves them as well, they probably smell a bit of Miss O, since she is always trying to help me when I knit...

  9. they are both adorable and I like the one that looks like you best of all.. I love black and white. I don't remember the mice from Ed Sullivan but then we did not have a TV when he was around

  10. Both are super cute. Love the story of their names Madi.

  11. That is a fabulous way to raise green papers for those in need! I just love them!

    Puppy Growls,

  12. Topo and Gigio are so cute. They do bear a resemblance to the Topo Gigio from the Ed Sullivan show.

  13. Your new friends are totally adorable sweet Madi!

  14. AHHHH those little guys are so cute. MOm remembers that show when she was a kid. mags

  15. That's great! Those squeaky mousies are very cute!

  16. Oh, how lovely are those mice!!! Mom says she remembers Topo Gigio and how he made her laugh! What a wonderful gesture on the part of Mara to be making those mice for such a good cause.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  17. Oh Oh Oh those mice are so cute and what a wonderful thing for Mara to do
    Hazel & Mabel

  18. Those mice are soooo cute! My Mom is embarrassed because she used to LOVE Topo Gigio and knows EXACTLY who you are talking about!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  19. Mara makes beautiful mice fur sure! And your stairs are nice and clean. Mom says we keep getting ours dirty.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. !!!!!!! 984 paws UP to Mara.....what a wonder full donationz project ♥♥♥

  21. Oh my word!! We absolutely love them
    Lily & Edward

  22. SHE remembers Topo Gigio....and Ed. BOL!

  23. OH how adorable and beautifully made. You can tell even from the picture. (mom is ancient too.)

  24. What a couple of lucky meeses, we know you and your Mama will take great care of them! We must have missed Mara's post about her raising money with them, but will have Mama head right over!
    Jakey & Arty

  25. OMD!!!!! HOW ADORABLES!!!!!! I loves them!!! I hopes you had a proper introduction, and didn't leaves too many toother marks...hehehehe (did they taste like chicken????☺) High Paw to Mara for raising green papers for such a wonderful and impawtent cause!!!
    Ruby ♥

  26. They are so cute and well made. That is a great cause, I will go check it out. My Mom ( Phoebe's Grammie) is a colon cancer survivor and had major surgery in 2013. XO

  27. What cute mice! The mom remembers Topo Gigio. Is she aging herself?

  28. Oh Oh Oh those mice are so cute and what a wonderful thing for Mara to do


  29. What's mew, pussy cat?!? Woo woo wooo.... Oh. Right. That's "whoa". Whatever.
    VERY cute mouses! Our mom loves the names - she remembers Topo Gigio!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher


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