Tabs – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:29:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Tabs – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 407 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-407/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-407/#comments Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:09:59 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=201844 Tabs has a wanderer’s heart. Whenever we’re on our walks together on the hill behind our house, he always wants us to go south. He gently tugs on his leash as if to say, “Let’s go that way,” and stares off in the distance toward the town of Mill Valley, which is where we used […]


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Tabs has a wanderer’s heart. Whenever we’re on our walks together on the hill behind our house, he always wants us to go south. He gently tugs on his leash as if to say, “Let’s go that way,” and stares off in the distance toward the town of Mill Valley, which is where we used to live before we moved here.

I don’t know if it’s just my imagination, but whenever I let him lead us, he always wants us to go the same way: south.

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I mean, we’ll explore the hill, and he’ll climb trees and chase birds and nibble green grass, but he’s always trying to nudge us in the same direction.

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Sometimes I wonder if he would try to walk the whole way. I hope not. It’s about 20 miles, and the only way to get there is by highway, or through the open Novato hills, which are filled with coyotes and bobcats and raccoons and other animals that are wilder than Tabs.

It’s one of the reasons I’ve never felt comfortable letting him go outside here on his own — because I’m afraid he’d try to walk all the way back to Mill Valley.

He and I have been on thousands of walks here together, and no matter what, he always wants us to go south.

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It makes me kind of sad… I always have to stop us before we reach the main road and say, “I’m sorry, Tabby. We can’t go that way. It’s too far,” and he pulls the leash taut and stares toward the southern horizon. 🙁

I wonder if he’s thinking, “That’s where I used to live. That’s home.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Karen and Tabs


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My best feline friend circa 2008

My best feline friend, circa 2007-2008

We really don’t know how old Tabs is.

Our best guess is that he’s about 11, or 10.

Our vet thinks that’s about right, but we don’t really know. He looked like he was near the end of his kittenhood when he first came into our life as a stray, and that was around 2007.

He was a kitty model right from the start, as you can tell. He took to the camera right away.

2008

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He also lavished me with lurvies from the start. He’s always loved hanging out.

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2009

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For kitty modeling, 2009 was his breakout year. That’s when he really picked it up.

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And he hasn’t let up, although he doesn’t like to work as many hours as he used to (who does?).

2010

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Professionally, he still has a lot he wants to accomplish. I guess that’s how it is with driven cats.


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If you’re a cat, there’s a lot to see and do on our little oak tree-covered hill. It’s home to a thriving community of turkeys, deer, other cats (some nice, some malcontents), dogs, coyotes, quail, finches, owls, hawks, crows, woodpeckers, raccoons, squirrels, foxes and a rabbit (or two), to name a few.

Tabs sort of administers everything to make sure the community performs at an optimal level, which he likes to do from one of his many perches, like his window shelf in the living room or his outdoor tabby command center.

But sometimes you have to get out there and get your paws dirty to see what’s really going on, which we did today on our walk.

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The grass on the hill is all dead and dry right now, but the oak trees are green and action-packed.

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Problem is, some of the critters in the area aren’t following proper procedures, like this ne’er–do–well who refused to show Tabs his authorized tree pass.

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We tried to catch up to him, but he darted away.

Squirrels today, ya know? They have no respect for authority.

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I’m very confident that Tabs would have fared well during Egyptian times.

He and I were watching Terminator: Genesis yesterday (well, we were trying to, but the movie’s just so bad…), and during one of the time travel scenes, I looked over at Tabs and wondered what would happen if he accidentally stepped into a time machine and ended up in the time of the Pharaohs.

I’m 100% sure that somebody would have put some jewelry on him and stuck him on a gold throne, and he would have been cool with it, because he already thinks he’s being worshipped as it is.

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I forget sometimes that you can’t just walk up to any old cat and put some Hello Kitty bling on them, but Tabs has always been pretty cooperative. Sometimes I’ll dangle a bag of treats in front of him to catch his eye, since he’s very food motivated (as you can tell by his tum), but most of the time he’s just happy to sit there for a few minutes and pose with his necklaces or his cat props while I snap a few pics.

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If Tabs has a favorite toy of all, it might be this squeaky little squirrel.

The squeak doesn’t sound anything like a squirrel, and it doesn’t even really look like a squirrel. It’s tiny like a mouse, but Tabs bats it around like he’s playing racquetball with himself!

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And every time he taps it, it squeaks.

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Sometimes I’ll be upstairs at my desk, and I’ll just hear this constant squeaking coming from downstairs, coupled with the sound of husky tabby paws running and jumping.

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The only thing is, the toy always ends up stuck under a cabinet or a couch, and then Tabs will walk around mewling with a concerned look on his face, like “Where the hell is my toy!?”

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Tabs also loves his little laser pointer and his crinkly ball and anything with dangling, glittery string, but I don’t think anything can hold a candle to this squirrel (and it’s less than $3 at amazon). He gives it two very enthusiastic paws up. It’s his cat dream toy.


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