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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 336

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The Tabs the Cat Guide to Defending Your Space

I was recently tapped by a local blogger to offer my expertise on topics outside the fields of fashion and beauty.

Since my fans have been clamoring for lifestyle advice, and I’ve been trying to build my digital empire, I’ve decided to embark upon a series of how-to guides for cats.

Now, these are not just your average “For Dummies” guides. I’ll be delving into the details and covering crucial cat knowledge acquired over a lifetime of kitty modeling, and today we’ll be starting with one of the most important challenges facing cats: defending against the enemy.

I’d be remiss right now if I did not start this guide with my favorite component of territorial defense: the accessories.

Get the gear

Build your own cat leash

What’s that saying: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop”? In order to keep my assistants (plural) busy, I commissioned my male assistant/masseuse/personal trainer to fashion a custom couture harness for me, so that I could patrol the neighborhood in comfort and style.

This particular harness was constructed with my husky frame in mind using nylon webbing, hook & loop Velcro-style tape strips and a craft glue gun, but I’ve also seen some exceptional pre-made gear at Petco, etc.

Build your own cat leash

Build your own cat leash

Build your own cat leash

Look for long sight lines

Long sight lines

One of the most important aspects of defending your space is the ability to see the enemy coming from afar. While patrolling, I always choose places with long sight lines that allow me to see other cats and intruders far away. This gives me time to formulate a strategic plan in the event of an encounter.

Long sight lines
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 335

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat, The Theory of Kitty Modeling

Tabs the Cat, The Theory of Kitty Modeling

Tabs is so totally stoked about the Oscars tonight! You know how he’s big into movies and Hollywood, right? Well, everyone who’s anyone wants to work with him. In fact, he’s currently the hottest plus-size tabby in the feline film industry.

He’s actually working on a number of very promising projects related to some of the Best Picture Academy Award nominees.

No question about it, all of these films are sure to be blockbuster smash hits, and not just among feline moviegoers. :)

Tabs the Cat, The Imitation Cat

Tabs the Cat, The Imitation Cat

Tabs the Cat, Kittenhood

Tabs the Cat, Kittenhood

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 334

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Charlie (Prince's favorite cat)

Charlie (Prince’s favorite cat)

Tabs has been trying to trace his lineage lately, so we’ve been doing some research into his kitty family tree. We found out that he’s closely tied to some very famous feline entertainers, which isn’t a big surprise… After all, he’s an entertainer himself. Celebrity runs in his veins. It’s literally in his DNA.

Pleased with the initial results of his genealogical investigation, Tabs commissioned the following art portraits.

I have no idea where we’re going to hang these… :)

Peanut (Joan Jett's guitar instructor)

Peanut (Joan Jett’s guitar instructor)

Lester (toured with Buddy Holly)

Lester (toured with Buddy Holly)

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 333

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Sundays with Tabs the Cat: Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot

Dear Tabby is written by Tabs the cat, commonly regarded as “the world’s first plus-size kitty supermodel.” Founded in mid 2012, it has quickly become the most widely syndicated cat advice column on earth — known for its fresh, feline perspective on lifestyle, fashion and style issues affecting cats and humans.

An unconventional office romance

Feline office romance

DEAR TABBY: I’ve had a crush on the same cat since we were kittens, but I don’t think she even knows I exist. You see, I work late a lot. I’m a certified kitty accountant (you know how it is, Tabby, married to my job), and I think she must also work in the area, because I watch her through the windows of my office late at night.

Sometimes I’ll see her chatting with other cats under the street lamps and, yeah, it makes me jealous, but I’m also very introverted and shy.

I rarely, if ever, go outside, whereas she, on the other paw, is a free spirit who stays out all night. It’s a classic case of when opposites attract.

My question is this: how do I let her know I’m interested without coming on too strong, and should I even bother? We work in the same area, but it’s as if we’re worlds apart.
– Interested Introvert

Just let the rhythm move you

Let the rhythm move you

DEAR INTERESTED: I’ve counseled many cats in situations similar to yours, where one of the interested parties works indoors and the other one works outside, and here’s what I tell them: yes, I think you should absolutely let her know how you feel, and don’t worry about coming on too strong. Romance is all about taking risks.

I suggest interpretive dance. Express your feelings through dance one night, and try to get her attention through the glass. You’ll never know what might be unless you try.

A cat who wants to be more than friends

Cat friends and lovers

DEAR TABBY: This week, completely out of nowhere, my best guy friend cat brought me a mouse, then started nuzzling me and purring.

I was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! What are you doing?!” and he looked terribly hurt.

Don’t get me wrong, he’s a very cute tom cat, but he’s also seeing one of my friends.

What should I do, Tabby? I’m not against purr-suing a relationship with him, but not while he’s seeing another cat.
– Friendly Tension

You have to be very upfront with some cats

DEAR FRIENDLY: Your reaction was completely understandable. He’s putting the moves on you while he’s seeing someone else!

In this case, I think you just have to be crystal clear with him. Spell everything out.

Let him know that you would never consider dating him while he’s seeing someone else, and proceed with caution. Take it slowly when dealing with friendships and matters of the heart.
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 332

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and your nephew is totally stoked. He can’t wait to see if Katy Perry includes any cats in the halftime show, because as you know, she’s a big time cat lady.

I hope so. I mean, nothing goes better with football than cats. :)

In today’s very special edition of Sundays With Tabs…Tabs talks about his past as a professional feline football player, the best modeling poses, accessorizing for success and personal hygiene.

Seriously, though, my favorite part of the Super Bowl is usually the commercials and the snacks (veggie burger dogs!). As you know, Tabs has actually starred in a few award-winning commercials of his own.

OK, let’s get this party started! Have a blast today, and if you have any other questions you’d like me to ask his majesty Tabs in his next exclusive interview, leave them here in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Go Pats!

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