Topo Gigio was the little mouse from the Ed Sullivan Show. Giovanni adopted this name and character, known for midnight raids on the refrigerator.

As Giovanni laid in his bed, the first Christmas when the turkey was gone, replaced by roast beef, his mouth started watering. It was just too much, thinking about those left overs in the fridge. Politely, at our Christmas dinner, he had declined seconds….and watched the juicy leftovers be packed away. Mouth watering, and unable to sleep, he crept silently to the kitchen. Needless to say, Libby heard him, and caught him with a great midnight roast beef sandwich! Christmas with Giovanni was transformed forever. And he continued to joke that he was Topo Gigio ever after.

Shared by Leslie Neely