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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 286

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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.

Cat contemplates closet living

DEAR TABBY: I realize that this may be kind of an odd question, but I was wondering… Do you think it might be possible to set up permanent residence in a closet?

I ask because I’ve found one in the home I’m currently occupying, and I’m enjoying it very much. It’s filled with piles of comforting clothes, several pairs of stinky shoes (my favorite!), and it’s just nice and quiet and dark.

I feel safe in there, and it’s peaceful, unlike my previous residence.

Let me explain…

Before I moved into this closet, I shared an apartment with a family that barely paid any attention to me at all. Feeling unfulfilled, I left that situation to live off the land in the woods behind the complex.

For a while, I enjoyed getting in touch with my wildcat side, but that didn’t last long. I soon learned that some cats are fit for life on the road, but it’s just not my style.

So I took up temporary residence at a bed and breakfast/cat shelter in the area, sharing a condo with several other kitties. I liked the steady meals and the friendly staff, but I still felt like something was missing, you know?

Before long, the proprietors of the establishment placed me in something they called “a forever home” with a nice lady named Denise, with whom I’m living now.

Please understand — I’m not complaining. I like Denise. She’s a competent assistant, fully capable of opening cans of gravy and tending to my whims and needs. It’s just that…I don’t know her very well. I’m also shy, and I don’t feel ready to give my heart to somebody that I’m not sure will still want me around in a few months.

Tabby, do you think it’s crazy of me to live in this closet forever? I’m sure that I could find a way to have my mail forwarded and my meals delivered here, in which case I’d never have to leave. What do you think?

Hiding in Houston

Enjoying the view

DEAR HIDING: It sounds like you’ve faced some tough challenges over the past few months, and I commend your wherewithal.

Before we tackle the closet issue, however, let me first say that I think it’s natural to be a little shy around a new assistant. Change like that can be discombobulating, and it’s purr-fectly normal to feel unsure about a new living arrangement. It’s understandable that you’d seek out someplace dark, safe and quiet.

But while closets are wonderful for respite, there’s still a whole, wide world out there in the house to explore. Think of all the birds and neighborhood cats you could watch through the living room windows, or the fun games you could play with Denise.

Imagine how nice it could be to relax with her on the couch. Let me tell you — there are few things in this world better than reclining on a couch while your assistant gives you a deep-tissue kitty massage.

I urge you to live in the moment, let go of your past, and leave the closet for a while.

Take the leap! — and live your life to the fullest.

Fashionable or faux pas?

DEAR TABBY:

Is it appropriate to wear a black leather harness/collar to an afternoon tea party?

I recently procured one by McQueen, and I’m very excited about wearing it. I’m just afraid that it might be inappropriate for the venue.

Fashionably Forward-Thinking Feline in Fort Lauderdale

I love bold fashion choices

DEAR FORWARD-THINKING: I believe in wearing what you want, when you want to wear it, so I say go for it!

With that said…I also believe in putting your best paw forward. Will there be press at the event? If so, you may not want to be known in the gossip blogs as the cat who wore black pleather to a tea party.

First impressions count. I love daring collars as much as the next high-fashion feline, but in this case, not knowing the potential for media coverage, I’d advise you to save it for another time. Maybe the next time you and your friends go clubbing?

Think paws-itively! Now you have an excuse to go shopping for a new outfit. Visit my friend Karl over at Chanel, and tell him I sent you. He’ll treat you right.
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 285

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat starring in The Great Catsby

Only a few hours till showtime! It’s so exciting… Are you watching the Academy Awards tonight?? :)

Tabs is down in SoCal now getting ready for the show. In fact, I’ve had to assist him remotely all day long. I couldn’t fly down to L.A. with the rest of Team Tabs because there was no room in the executive jet for me, so I had to stay behind.

Thank goodness for technology; otherwise, my job would be nearly impossible. I’ve had to coordinate stylists, the best fur handlers in the business, celebrity manicurists — all from Novato!

Wasn’t easy.

In addition to the show, Tabs has several after parties to attend. Of course, he thinks he’s going to sweep every single category he’s nominated in, but even if he loses, you know he’ll lose gracefully.

I’m just really hoping that he and DiCaprio stay out of each other’s way… They got into a tiff last summer while playing tennis, and things have never been quite the same between them. I can’t wait for it to blow over.

Here are five more kitty movie posters (did you see the Best Picture posters from last week?) for movies Tabs starred in last year.

As for tonight, may the best cat win! :)

Who is Tabs the Cat?
Kitty Supermodel Tabs the CatAbout seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

Tabs the Cat starring in Star Trek Feline Federation

Tabs the Cat starring in The Hobbit The Desolation of Tabs

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Tabs

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway

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Giiirl, what are you doing up so early!?

Wait — it’s 8:30 already? Are you kidding me? How’d that happen?

Huh, I must have slept in, which can only mean one thing…

It’s time for COFFEE! :)

Aw, yeah. I’m just foolin’ around. I’ve actually already had my first cup. Tabs and I have been waiting for you. We’re here watching Bravo (Blood, Sweat & Heels) on the couch.

I want you to listen to me for a minute now, and it’s very important.

Are you listening?

OK, here goes: you are going to have one of the greatest days ever in the history of the world.

The history departments at Ivy League universities are going to start teaching students about today and just how awesome it really was.

I’m serious! — today is going to be epic for you. I know it for a fact (Tabs told me).

The best way to proceed is for you to enter this weekend’s giveaway. That’ll give the awesomeness of the day a good start…

I’m gonna go for a run on the treadmill now. Be back soon. :)

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Karen

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 284

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat starring in American Shorthair Hustle

Tabs has been a little more diva than usual lately, not that I can blame him for having a big head. He is, after all, in several Oscar-nominated films.

You can’t expect something like that not to feed a cat’s ego. You just can’t.

Wait — you didn’t know that Tabs was also an actor?

Oh, yeah! In fact, he went to Juilliard. He just doesn’t like to broadcast it.

He’s famous in Hollywood for how he totally immerses himself in his roles. It looks effortless on screen. You forget that you’re watching Tabs the Cat, world-renowned kitty supermodel and three-time winner of People Magazine’s World’s Sexiest Cat.

He spends months researching each role, which, by the way, can be super annoying. I’m not even going to tell you the things he asked me to do when he was researching The Tabby of Wall Street, but let’s just say that there were a lot of crazy parties involved, and I had to clean them all up.

So annoying…

Anywho, here are the posters for the Cat Academy Award-nominated movies he’s in. I have to take them to the frame shop and get them mounted this week. Then they go up on the walls in his trophy room, formerly known as my office.

P.S. Don’t forget to watch the Cat Academy Awards next Sunday night. :)

Who is Tabs the Cat? About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

Tabs the Cat starring in Captain Phillips' Cat

Tabs the Cat starring in The Tabby of Wall Street

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 283

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs is still salty about the Niners losing in the playoffs this month. He thinks they totally should have made it to the Super Bowl, and if they had, he thinks they would have won.

But that’s the nature of sports, right? You can’t win ‘em all.

Now he’s all about baseball! He says the Giants are going to win it all, and he even got a new outfit to show his team spirit. Here’s a clip of him modeling it this afternoon… :)

Who is Tabs the Cat? About six years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Karen and Tabs

P.S. Thank you for stopping by. Tabs appreciates it and sends his warmest kitty hugs. Hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend.

Oh, question for you: have you tried any products from the new Terrifically Tabs furcare line?? Inquiring minds want to know… :)

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