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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 362

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Originally, Tabs and I planned to take a leisurely walk around the neighborhood this morning, but that all went to sh*t when the paparazzi showed up…

They’re relentless! They never leave Tabs alone.

On the one paw, he’s a camera hog who loves attention, but even kitty supermodels need their private time. Tabs thinks up his best work on his daily walks, and they’re when he does his best creative contemplation.









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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 361

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What is “talent”?

Mysterious. Hard to define. That certain je ne sais quoi that only some cats have. Just look at all of the kitty models who never quite make it to supermodel status, and all of those broken hearts and broken dreams… Tabs has a great eye for discovering talent, believe it or not, and throughout his career as the world’s first and foremost plus-size kitty model, he has cultivated a number of talented photographers, kitty models, cat actors and designers. You just don’t hear about them all the time because he’s not the braggy type.

His latest discovery is poised to set the photography world on fire. Tabs found him through an underground network of feline friends and professionals because, you know, he’s a cat from the street. He likes to keep his ears and paws close to the ground where the action is. He’s not just about Chanel and Dior and that jet-set life. No matter what, he never forgets where he came from.

So he started hearing about this photographer named Z.

Yes, that’s his real name. Not “Zi” or “Zee.” It’s just the letter Z. He’s so mysterious…

Z has this really unique photography style, and Tabs, being part talent scout, spotted it from a mile away. He knew that Z was destined to be a big star in the photography world, so Tabs commissioned a series of portraits for Z to do, and because Tabs doesn’t do anything halfway, he had the corporate jet fly out to New York to pick Z up (he’s from Brooklyn, apparently), and fly him out here to the West Coast.


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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 360

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Professionally, in the kitty modeling world, Tabs has a reputation for being intense and driven, and he is definitely those things. Like, I’ve read ridiculous rumors on gossip blogs about his so-called diva behavior, but I’m here to set the record straight. Most of the rumors aren’t true. According to one of these blogs, Tabs is said to have thrown his iPhone at me, but that never happened. He actually threw my phone! — and it barely grazed my head.

Other rumors, like that he swats his water bowl or refuses to eat when he doesn’t get enough gravy, are also patently false. He will always eat his food, no matter what. He’s really not a diva at all. He’s actually very sweet, and I feel like I’m lucky because I get to see the real Tabs.

His sweetness shines through when we’re just hanging out together doing simple things, like when we go for our walks around the neighborhood. He’s kind and considerate and always down to hang out, like a good friend.

Of course he enjoys bird watching, obviously, but he also likes to sit for long periods of time to take in the sights and sounds of our neighborhood and our hill. He also likes guiding me to the best flowers to sniff and plants to explore.

Here are some of the pictures we snapped this morning. :)






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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 359

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Tabs isn’t just about brawn and beauty. He’s brainy, too. Like, did you know that he has a degree in women’s studies from UC Davis, and that this fall he’s pursuing his PhD in peace and conflict studies at UC Berkeley?

I guess that probably doesn’t surprise you. I mean, why would it? After all, Tabs is a cat who gets sh*t done.

With the new school year right around the corner, we’ve been preparing things here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC for his scholarly schedule. He’ll still be doing kitty modeling, of course, but school will be his priority. I’ve been tasked with researching back-to-school cat-themed supplies, and here are 17 of them. :)

1. 2016 Weekly Planner Graphic Cats Engagement Calendar ($9.95)


If you liked it then you should’ve put a cat on it! This weekly calendar will keep you organized while showing the world your penchant for all of teh kittehs.

2. Hello Kitty Pouch: B&W Check Collection ($15.50)


Store your pencils, pens and emergency cat treats in this chic black pencil pouch…

3. Assorted Curious Cats Pencils with Toppers ($18.75)


Why settle for just one cat pencil with a topper when you can have a variety?

4. Cat With Cherry Pink Backpack ($13.99)


—-> Quite possibly the cutest backpack EVAR. If they made cat-sized versions, Tabs would totally rock this, no doubt.

5. Hello Kitty Trapper Keeper Binder ($10.99)


Store your assignments in this stylish Trapper Keeper to protect them from homework-eating canines.

6. Cute Cat Insulated Lunch Tote ($19.99)


Lunch, otherwise known as “my feline employer’s favorite subject.”
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What a day! I had an interesting, exciting one yesterday. That’s why I wasn’t around much. Tabs had to hold down the fort at MBB headquarters because I was in the city shooting five (!) videos for a makeup project later this year, and I’d never done anything quite that official before, with a producer and a director and props and big studio lights.


That’s different than how I usually do my videos in my living room, haha. The only thing missing was Tabs all up in my grill. :) Hopefully it all works out, and I’m able to share the videos when they’re done.

I’m still a little tired from having to be on so much yesterday, so I don’t feel like pushing myself this weekend. My priority is taking it easy. I should do some housecleaning and run some errands, but that’s it. If El Hub says he wants to go kayaking down a raging river, I may have to decline.

I hope you had a good week, my friend. Please tell me someone did something nice for you. I always wish that.


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