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SPONSORED: The Purina Pro Plan Cat Christmas Treats Giveaway

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A Purina Pro Plan Cat Treat Giveaway

***The giveaway is officially closed.*** CONGRATULATIONS, LISA! You and your furball are the winners. Check the email you used in your comment, and get back to me with your full name, age and mailing address by Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Ho-ho-ho! Meowy Christmas!

Tabs pulled his weight this year to finagle a feline giveaway of taste-tacular proportions with his sponsor, Purina. It’s a prize package of Tabs-tested treats and swag/accessories, like food bowls and Catty Stacks, which are these cool cardboard boxes you can stack like Lego into custom kitty condos.

To enter on behalf of your cat (unless your cat can type…because some can), just leave a comment about anything at the bottom of this post before the deadline at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve!). Full details below.

Good luck! :)

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

Santa Tabs and I will choose one lucky winner at random to receive a prize pack with the following…

Because cats love boxes

  • (2) 2.1-oz. bags of Purina Pro Plan Savory Bites in Chicken (Rated #1 by Tabs!)
  • (1) 2.1-oz. bag of Purina Pro Plan Savory Bites in Tuna
  • (1) 2.1-oz. bag of Purina Pro Plan Savory Bites in Salmon
  • (1) Purina Pro Plan convenient treat dispenser
  • (2) Purina Pro Plan plastic food bowls
  • (2) Purina Pro Plan easy-clean placemats
  • (2) Catty Stacks cardboard box kits (because cats love boxes!)

A Purina Pro Plan Cat Treat Giveaway
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 326

Published in: Just For Fun, Sponsored Post, Tabs

10 Felines to Follow on Instagram

Festive greetings, fellow felines and human friends! I’ve been hard at work not hardly working, as my assistant would say.

Eh, but what does she know? It’s hard to take somebody seriously who wears stretchy pants as often as she does.

This week I finally got my new iPhone. Merry Christmas to me! It’s one of those giant ones — I think they call it a phablet? I needed a new phone to take more selfies for work and to follow my favorite felines and feline accounts on Instagram.

Here are 10 of my faves. I think you’ll like these a lot.

Purrs and kisses,


fidel_cat (9.3k followers)

A photo posted by Fidel Catstro (@fidel_cat) on

professor_pouncey (44.1k followers)

Hooray it's #Caturday!

A photo posted by Pouncey Pants Ph.D (@professor_pouncey) on

oskar_the_blind_cat (75.6k followers)

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 326

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Christmas Gift Ideas for Cat Ladies

Dear friends, fans and felines,

Christmas is coming, which means that cats everywhere (myself included), are on the prowl for gifts.

To save you the time of having to spend hours sifting through the various corners of the Interwebs to find presents with panache, I, Tabs the cat, style maven and professional personal shopper, have curated this cat lady gift guide of accessories, home decor, clothing and, of course, makeup for the makeup-lovin’ feline aficionado in your life.

I hope you find something terrific. :)

Each of these cat-themed treasures was lovingly picked by my own paws.

Happy holidays, and have fun shopping!



Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 325

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Best of Sundays With Tabs, 2014

Tabs puts a lot of time and effort into his kitty modeling shoots, but he doesn’t usually get into the mechanics of them in public very often (he likes to think of himself as modest). Still, it’s interesting to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Some of these shoots can be quite complicated.

Earlier this week he and I sat down briefly to discuss some of his favorite kitty modeling shoots of the year.

Here are his 10 favorite kitty modeling shoots of 2014, complete with the behind-the-scenes commentary. :)

American Shorthair Hustle

Tabs the Cat starring in American Shorthair Hustle

TABS: “We had to go through dozens of hairpieces to settle on the caramel brown I wore for this shot. The costume department had me try on — I think it was more than a 100 — 70s-style wigs. Eventually, we narrowed it down to a rich obsidian black, a strawberry blonde and this caramel brown, which made the final cut because of how the color played off the gold glints in my eyes. I think it was the right choice.”

CATEX Claw and Nosetint

Tabs the Cat for CATEX Claw and Nosetint

TABS: “Betcha thought this was me for a second, didn’t you? Nope, this is actually my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather cat, Franklin, one of the original trendsetters in the first feline print ads for cosmetics in the 1930s and ’40s. I must admit — the resemblance is uncanny. Even I’m surprised sometimes by the depth of kitty modeling talent in my family.”

Covercat Fur Illuminator in Main Attraction

Tabs for Covercat Fur Illuminator in Main Attraction

TABS: “I trained with Cirque du Soleil for two months in preparation for this shoot, which required precise timing and a keen sense of body awareness. If I’d been off a single inch, the entire shot would have been ruined. The photographer anticipated that we’d need at least 50 frames to get a usable amount of material, but I nailed it on the first shot.”

The Illamasqua Arctic Artist Palette

Tabs the Cat for the Illamasqua Arctic Artist Palette
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 324

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.

A cat who wants to celebrate without a party

Cat that doesn't want to party

DEAR TABBY: Ten years ago I was a pint-sized, unkempt kitten renting a room at a shelter while interviewing prospective candidates for my forever home. One day a girl walked in and knocked the interview out of the park, so I hired her on the spot, and we’ve been together ever since.

Now our 10-year adoption day anniversary is coming up, and she wants to celebrate with a big blowout, inviting all of our feline-loving friends and some of the neighborhood cats, too.

The thing is, I’m kind of shy.

It’s not that I hate the spotlight. It’s just that I’d rather not put our professional relationship on display.

How do I tell her that while I support the idea of celebrating our anniversary and want to make her happy, I really don’t want a party?

Private in Peoria

You have to be willing to compromise

DEAR PRIVATE IN PEORIA: As a cat also in a long-term assistant-feline relationship (eight years going strong!), I’ve learned a thing or two on this crazy ride, and one of those things is compromise.

You want to be honest, but maybe you can both reach a good halfway point. Ask her if you can keep the event to a smaller, more intimate gathering of maybe just your closest friends, and tell her that big parties aren’t your thing.

Or, you could go the more selfless route and make the best of the larger party. After all, this is the assistant you hired all those years ago, and it sounds like you’ve shared a lot of good times together.

A cat who doesn’t like being told what to do

Don't tell me what to do

DEAR TABBY: Such a big fan! In fact, you were the cat who inspired me to pursue my lifelong dream of kitty modeling.

So, I’ve been getting steady gigs over the past six months, and to treat myself I decided to take my kitty modeling earnings and invest in some fancy and expensive accessories, namely collars from Burberry and Chanel.

The thing is, my feline partner, who’s also my roommate and an aspiring kitty model, says that I’m wasting my money. He keeps telling me that I should invest in a 401k and save for a rainy day because looks don’t last forever.

I totally understand that, Tabby, but it’s just — this is my thing. I don’t think it’s his place to tell me how I should spend my kitty modeling money, it’s putting a strain on our relationship. What should I do?

Fancy Collars

Be stylish, but set aside a little something for a rainy day

DEAR FANCY COLLARS: You’re right. How you spend your own kitty modeling money is your business, and your business alone, but please keep in mind that what your partner has said does have merit.

He’s right that looks don’t last forever, and kitty modeling is a notoriously fickle business. One minute you’re in, the next you’re out.

I love fancy collars just as much as the next cat, but perhaps you could put a little money away from every paycheck? Because you never know.

It’s always good to have that extra security, and don’t you want to be able to support yourself in your old kitty age without having to rely on other cats?
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