Dear Tabby is written by Tabs the cat, widely considered “the world’s first plus-size kitty supermodel.” Founded in mid 2012, it has quickly become the most popular cat advice column on earth — known for its fresh, feline perspective on lifestyle, fashion and style issues affecting cats and humans.
Overworked orange tabby needs a break
The last time I went on a trip, it was not at all what I expected. I thought I’d booked a 10-day cruise to Hawaii, but instead I ended up at the vet.
I trusted my assistant to make the arrangements, but she clearly failed. I desperately need a vacation, but I can’t afford to have anything like that happen again.
Tabby, can you recommend any travel websites or cat-friendly tours? I’d really like to see the Great Wall.
-Hankering for a Holiday
Always pack extra gravy
DEAR HANKERING: I hear that Costco has some good deals, but I think my assistant usually uses Expedia.
You might want to start by taking a shorter overnight trip — something easy to arrange. You wouldn’t even need your assistant’s help to arrange something like that. You could pack an overnight bag with essentials (if you’re looking for some delicious travel-friendly cat treats, I highly recommend these), and spend the night out.
It may not be as glamorous as Madrid or China, but it might help you unwind and clear your head.
A cat wonders if the time is right to make a major career move
I live in a very small town in Minnesota (Stillwater born and bred!), where I work as the town’s only suitcase model.
I love Minnesota, but I’m starting to feel like I can’t go any further here in my career. My dream is to model someday for Chanel and Louis Vuitton, but I’m afraid I’ll never reach that level of feline suitcase modeling unless I move. What should I do?
-Longing for L.V.
DEAR LONGING: I admire your ambition and drive, because that’s what it takes to reach the pinnacle in this business. If you want it bad enough, it’s worth the sacrifice.
My first question for you is this: are you sure you’ve learned everything you can in Stillwater? If so, then I say go for it! Next stop: New York, Milan or Paris.
Best of luck in your future endeavors. Work hard, and keep me posted.