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.
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 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,