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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 308

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.

Pushed to the breaking point

Stressed cat

DEAR TABBY: I can’t take it anymore, Tabby. My humans are pushing me too hard. They’re always trying to get me to kitty model for them and climb the cat tower and teasing me with toys, which they know I can’t resist. They even make me wear these humiliating outfits, which are almost always glittery and too tight. I feel like I’m ready to snap. I’m also lashing out at friends now, and I actually swatted at the neighbor’s kitten yesterday for pouncing on my tail.

Help! What should I do? Should I tell them the truth? That I just want to sit in a sunny corner all day long and play D&D (I love the dice)? I don’t want to hurt their feelings, but I need some time to myself.

Stressed in Spokane

Every cat feels stressed from time to time

Every cat feels stressed from time to time

DEAR STRESSED: I know exactly how you feel. Humans can be incredibly annoying, but they can also be nice to have around. First, most of them have thumbs, which are essential to opening things like doors and cans of gravy. Second, they can be kind of soothing sometimes, and they’re also pretty easy to train.

In fact, I’ve trained mine to perform a number of tasks, including booking all of my public engagements, paying my iPhone bill, and administering my deep-tissue kitty massage.

I really think you should talk to your humans and let them know you’re stressed, but try to understand that they do what they do from a place of love. Definitely grumble when they pick you up, because they might eventually get the hint, but if not, try to catch up on sleep at night, which is when most humans temporarily shut down.

How much is too much love?

Loved cat

DEAR TABBY: I’m worried that I love my human too much, and I’m not sure what it says about me as a cat. I see other cats who treat their humans with apathy or outright disdain, but I just want to love mine. Is that wrong?

My human actually lives with me. She rents a room and works as my assistant (I work at home in performance art). She pets me every morning, prepares my food, cleans the bathroom, and then goes to her other job. And then when she returns home, she pets me again and we hang out.

I know this is weird because she’s just a human, but she’s also my best friend. Tabby, is it possible to love a human too much?

Devoted in Daytona

She's really pretty great

She’s really pretty great

DEAR DEVOTED: In a word, no, it is impossible to love a human too much, because they crave attention, but there’s also a flip side to this. The more friendly and loving you are, the more treats and massages you’re likely to get.

Many cats are unwilling to acknowledge this relationship because of our independent nature, but it’s true. I’ve seen it myself.

Try this sometime: when food is scarce, pay even more attention to your human, and see if you receive more treats or an extra serving of gravy. I think you will.

Contrary to what many cats believe, I don’t see a downside to loving humans, and I don’t think you can love them too much. Sure, it’s important to maintain professional work boundaries at the office, but that’s true of any family business.

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 307

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Cat Eye 5 Minute Makeup

You know how it goes, kitties. Cats have busy lives. We don’t always have time to go full-on with our makeup, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still look polished.

Next time you’re running late for a meeting with your assistant or have a nap scheduled, try this quick five-minute makeup look. It’s fresh-faced, gorgeous and incredibly easy. Not to mention, it’s appropriate for all fur patterns and experience levels. -Tabs

TOOLS:

  • Fur Brightening Lotion — I’m using a shade that matches my fur and has a little bit of sheen, but no glitter, since glitter can emphasize imperfections in the fur. I also opted for something with an easy-to-blend, creamy lotion texture.
  • Makeup Blending Sponge — Smooth and blend the lotion with a soft makeup blending sponge to keep it from looking patchy, but don’t forget to dampen it first.

    I know, I know — water sucks! But dampening the sponge first will sheer down the product, ensuring that it looks as natural as possible.

  • Black Kohl Pencil — Black kohl pencils are a must-have in any cat’s makeup bag. I like creamy pencils, because then I don’t have to tug at my lash and water lines. Plus, they’re easy to smudge.
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush — An angled brush helps to soften and smooth the edges of your liner.
  • Coral Cream Blush — When I’m in a rush, a coral cream blush is a must. I can blend it easily using just my paws, and it brightens my look without taking it over the top.

STEPS:

  1. Start by applying the fur brightening lotion to your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin with your paws. Go in the natural direction of your fur, as opposed to going against the grain, to smooth the hairs and keep them all pointing in the right direction.
  2. Gently press a damp makeup blending sponge into your fur to blend the fur brightener. For the most natural look, fade the coverage as you move out. You want the greatest concentration of product near the center of your face.
  3. Emphasize your cat eyes by lining your lash and water lines with a black kohl pencil. Try to get as close to the roots of your fur as possible, in between the individual fur hairs.
  4. Soften the edges with an angled eyeliner brush, and draw an eye-catching cat eye flick.
  5. For an extra pop of color, blend a coral cream blush on your cheeks with your paws.

If you try this look, tag me on Instagram! #tabstutorials :) I would love to see it on you!

(NOTE: I know you probably already know this, but please don’t put makeup on your kitty cat. This is just for amusement purposes. No real life cats wore any makeup for this tutorial.)

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan #proplancatpartner. For information about my posting policy, please see my Disclaimer.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

50,000 pounds of food for needy kitties? Done.

Bravo! Every time you shared a pic of your feline friend being her awesome self this summer and included the hashtag #MyGreatCat, Purina Pro Plan pledged to donate one pound of cat food — up to 50,000 pounds — to hundreds of cat rescue groups nationwide through the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network.

Well, the goal was met a few days ago. :)


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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 306

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat for Cobalt Cop Claw Polish

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Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

When you hear the words, “international kitty supermodel,” who comes to mind?

Exactly. Tabs.

And for good reason, too. As the face of more than 650 kitty modeling campaigns since the mid 2000s, Tabs has been a dominant force in the kitty modeling business and a role model for millions of ambitious, good-looking cats.

Now, back from graduation with a kitty business degree under his belt, it’s time for his next big endeavor.

Cat Scratch Claw Polish — the largest product rollout of his career. Introducing a new line of feline friendly claw polishes in an assortment of professionally inspired shades.

Enjoy. :)

Tabs the Cat for Periwinkle Paws Claw Polish

Tabs the Cat for L'Artiste Claw Polish

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 305

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs, Video

When I got this gig working for Tabs as his professional pet assistant/kitty modeling agent, I had no idea of the adventures before me.

I thought I was just hanging out with a cat. How could I have known he would turn into such a powerhouse in the feline fashion and modeling industries. :)

Here’s the brief video story of how this all came to pass.

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Tabs supports the Purina #MyGreatCat campaign

Every time you share a pic or video of your feline employer just being awesome in his/her own way, you’ll be feeding a hungry cat.

For each picture or video you share on your social media channels that includes the hashtag #MyGreatCat from now through August 31, Purina Pro Plan will donate one pound of cat food — up to 50,000 pounds — to hundreds of cat rescue groups nationwide through the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network.

About Purina Pro Plan Cat food

Purina Pro Plan Cat understands that every cat is different in her own wonderful way. That’s why Purina Pro Plan’s wide range of dry and wet cat foods and snacks, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, can be found in three unique nutritional platforms — Savor, Finesse, and Focus (Tabs loves the Focus!) — with each formula designed to provide advanced nutrition to help bring out the best in your cat. For more information, visit www.proplan.com/cat.

About Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue

Rally to Rescue is a partnership of Purina Pro Plan and select pet rescue organizations across the country who give adoptable pets the care they need and the loving homes they deserve. Since 2005, Rally to Rescue organizations have saved over 600,000 pets. To learn more about the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network, visit www.proplan.com/rallytorescue or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rallytorescue.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 304

Published in: Daily Photo, Tabs

Tabs the Cat for CATEX Claw and Nosetint

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Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

Have you ever done any sort of genealogy research into your background to find out more about where you came from? Tabs actually did some of that this weekend, and what we found was fascinating! — although not altogether a surprise.

Apparently, Tabs comes from a long line of kitty models and entertainers, like his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather cat, Franklin, who starred in one of the very first print ads for feline cosmetics. Catex Claw Polish and Nosetints were all the rage among fashionable felines in the late 1930s and ’40s.

No kidding, but we found evidence of his feline family ties working in the kitty modeling business from the ’20s through the ’70s, but that’s when the trail went dry… It seems that his ancestors got out of kitty modeling for a while, for some reason, and went into the shipping business.

Weird…

I don’t know if you’re into this kind of thing, but if you are, here are some of the vintage kitty modeling advertisements we found. :)

Tabs the Cat for Ray-Cat Sun Glasses

Tabs the Cat for Boardwalk Blue Eye Shadow

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