Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 404

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If Tabs has a favorite toy of all, it might be this squeaky little squirrel.


The squeak doesn’t sound anything like a squirrel, and it doesn’t even really look like a squirrel. It’s tiny like a mouse, but Tabs bats it around like he’s playing racquetball with himself!


And every time he taps it, it squeaks.


Sometimes I’ll be upstairs at my desk, and I’ll just hear this constant squeaking coming from downstairs, coupled with the sound of husky tabby paws running and jumping.



The only thing is, the toy always ends up stuck under a cabinet or a couch, and then Tabs will walk around mewling with a concerned look on his face, like “Where the hell is my toy!?”


Tabs also loves his little laser pointer and his crinkly ball and anything with dangling, glittery string, but I don’t think anything can hold a candle to this squirrel (and it’s less than $3 at amazon). He gives it two very enthusiastic paws up. It’s his cat dream toy.


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  1. Chelsea says:

    What a fun toy, Tabs! I think Mina’s favorite toy is technically Quincy, but she loves balls of all kinds and fishing pole I found her laser pointer while we were moving this weekend, both she and Jiji love that.

    • Tabs says:

      Dearest Chelsea,

      Mina has good taste! If I had a bunny roommate he (or she) would be my playmate of choice. It’s always good to have a workout partner, you know?

      Are Jiji and Mina BFF’s yet? I know it can be difficult with cat politics and all.

      Love ya, mean it,
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      • Chelsea says:

        They’re pretty good friends! They were snuggling for comfort after I moved them to the new place yesterday, inside of my dresser that I hadn’t put the drawers into.

        The Mina exercise plan has been great for Quincy’s health! She also sneaks into his pen to kiss him though, so it’s not purely a job as a trainer.

  2. Lulle says:

    Ernesto is really not into toys, he never cared about the mock mice or balls I tried to buy for him over the years. The only thing that can get him excited is chasing a string. But even that doesn’t get his attention for much more than a few minutes these days, if at all! He loves his naps a little bit more every day though.
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  3. That one sounds like a great workout partner. Too bad that humans mistake the encouraging motivational sounds as “squeaking”.
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  4. Pamela Haddad says:

    Simba loves the plastic tab you peel off the gallon of milk. He will bat them all over and leap high in the air to catch it. Jamila, our baby girl cat, LOVES hair elastics! She carries them around in her mouth and loudly meows like she’s dying. Then she drops them in my shoe and lies down to ignore them. It’s so weird and funny.

  5. Tulipthecat says:

    OMG….Tulip had a blue mouse from Petco that she loved. She would carry it around the house in her mouth and play with it. Alas it’s lost somewhere in the house. I once found it in between the sofa cushion. Every since she lost blue mouse she isn’t really interested in any other stuffed toy. Although she loves string.

  6. Tatiana says:

    Nora and Nibbler love feather toys. They also like the pull off tabs that hold the caps on plastic gallon jugs. I found a toy in the pet store that looks like them, but made from a harder plastic shaped in a complete circle. They will basically run themselves ragged, batting and chasing that toy around. Until it gets stuck under the sofa or the stove. Nora also loves the handmade catnip mice from our small, local pet store. She doesn’t really play with them. She just licks them and rubs them all over her face until she’s a drooling, stoner kitty.

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