For almost 15 years, Linda Schmidt and Andre LeMoine owned and operated Cat & Mouse Game Store Inc., one of Chicago's most unique independent shops. In Spring of 2022, with the pandemic fading and our children grown, it became apparent that our lives were entering a new phase. We decided that Andre would stop teaching for Chicago Public Schools sooner than we had originally planned, and that Cat & Mouse Games would no longer exist as a brick & mortar shop. Both teaching and indie retail were amazing, fulfilling pursuits that we loved, but a change was calling us.
And so, as the first phase of that change, we turned our space in the West Loop over to another independent retailer, and went online with a curated selection of the little toys that we absolutely love. Here at daFidgety.com, you'll find products that will help you focus your mind while your fingers dance. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! (Seriously, Andre would never have gotten through those months of online teaching without his fidget rings!)
- Linda Schmidt and Andre LeMoine (aka "The Schlemoines")