Tonight, on a very special 300th installment of Sundays With Tabs, Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog (and PawsTV) sits down with the cat kahuna himself, world famous kitty supermodel Tabs, to discuss the controversy surrounding his new television show (Game of Cat Thrones), his feud with Choupette, his love life (is Snowball the one?), his legacy and his future plans.
KAREN: First of all, Tabs, let me just say that I’m a huuuuge fan of your work, and that’s not just because you’re my employer. Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview. I know you’re super busy.
So tell me — what’s new with you? How are things going in the world of Tabs?
TABS: Good, good. Well, as you know, I’ve been aggressively transitioning from the catwalk to television and movies this year.
KAREN: Right! This season of Game of Cat Thrones has been off the chain. My husband and I are obsessed. We spent four hours today talking about — oh, I don’t want to reveal any spoilers.
TABS: You wouldn’t want to do that. Fans are crazy about the show, especially for my character, Tabby Baratheon, the First of His Name.
KAREN: Ooh! I love the cat politics and intrigue. Was it hard for you to get into the role?
TABS: No, not really. I drew a lot from my personal life. There’s lots of drama and politicking within the high-stakes world of kitty modeling, so…
KAREN: Speaking of drama, what’s going on with you and Chaupette? I hear rumors… Care to set the record straight?
TABS: Well, I respect Chaupette Lagerfeld and have a great relationship with Karl and The House of Chanel, but we’re just completely different cats.
Some cats have to claw their way to the top, while others are perfectly comfortable riding on someone else’s coattails. Let’s just leave it at that.
KAREN: Alright, but people want to know. Did you steal the role from her?
TABS: No, I just think the better cat got the job.
KAREN:Fair enough. New topic now — do you think your previous life as a stray kitten on the mean streets of Mill Valley prepared you for the cat-eat-cat world of kitty modeling?
TABS: Definitely. I didn’t have a famous last name — or actually any last name for that matter. I built my empire one kitty scratch at a time.
KAREN: Your empire. What about legacy? Is that also important to you at this stage in your life?
TABS: Sure. I think all driven cats want to look back on their lives and say, “I made a difference in this world.” I hope to inspire young kittens and older cats — anybody who wants to chase their dreams. I want them to know that they have the power to make a positive impact on the world, whether it be through kitty modeling or academia or whatever path they choose.
KAREN: Do you feel you’ve made a difference?
TABS: I’d like to think so. You see more plus-size cats on the runway now, so that’s one thing that has come out of my work, but I’m also very proud of my foundation, Furr-ever Homes, which finds stray cats and kittens rewarding work environments with qualified pet assistants.
KAREN: It sounds like philanthropy is important to you. Do you see yourself retiring and focussing on that any time soon?
TABS: The thought has crossed my mind, but I’m not quite there yet. There are still things I’d like to accomplish in the worlds of kitty modeling and entertainment.
KAREN: Oh, really? Like what? Any hints into your future plans?
TABS: Let’s just say that I may have to expand my staff of professional pet assistants soon. Things are about to get busy at Tabs the Cat Industries LLC.
KAREN: Ooh, mysterious… Come on, just one little hint?
TABS: I can’t officially say anything yet because my attorneys would have a fit, but I can say that cats all over the world will be looking a lot more stylish soon.
KAREN: Interesting. OK, how about your love life, Tabs? Seeing anyone special these days? **cough** Snowball? **cough**
TABS: Snowball and I are great friends. I have a lot of respect for her and enjoy her company very much.
KAREN: You were photographed by the French paparazzi on your yacht in the Riviera with her. She must be a really good friend.
TABS: She is.
KAREN: Anything else? Are you ever gonna put a ring on that?
TABS: Next topic please.
KAREN: Well, that’s all the time we have today. Thank you again for doing this, Tabs. It’s been a real pleasure. I’ll see you back at the office.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,