Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 408

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs


The first thing Tabs always does when he goes outside to inspect the garden on the deck is walk straight up to either the one zucchini squash plant or one of the tomato plants and take a big chomp out of the biggest leaf.


Maybe it’s how he samples the merchandise, and every time I say, “No, Tabs!” I think he takes it as a polite suggestion, like he’ll take it under advisement.

He loves gardening, but mostly in a supervisory capacity. Most of the time he doesn’t actually like to get his paws dirty.

He also likes to rub his cheeks against the corners of the pots and planters after inspecting them. It’s his official stamp of quality control approval. “Inspected by Tabs.” And he also has to do his weekly 360-degree inspection of every square inch of the entire garden, where he checks behind the plants, in between them and even on top of the planters. It’s something to see a 20-pound tabby squeezing into a potted plant.

Next year his plans are to create a larger container area strictly planted with cat grass, sort of like a portable lawn that he can stretch out on without his girth hanging over the sides. It will be an engineering marvel akin to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Tabs is doing the landscape design, but the project lead will be El Hub. 🙂




And just like he always has after a long day of gardening, Tabs still likes to unwind with a few minutes of meow time in a cardboard box.

As far as relaxing activities, he highly recommends it.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Karen and Tabs


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  1. Tulipthecat says:

    Hello Tabs!
    I too love to inspect the backyard and munch on all of the grass all around. I also love to lay around in the sun. My assistant just bought me a new walking jacket that includes a hood in case my head gets cold. I’m modeling it on my Instagram feed.

    Enjoy the sun and the lovely grass!


  2. Lulle says:

    Tabs has such an amazing variety of skills, from gardening to modeling, basketball, management, baby-sitting…
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  3. Chelsea says:

    Tabs is clearly a much better gardener than me! He has a green paw.

  4. I know I’m not a plant, but… can I get a Tabs seal of approval too?
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  5. Chris25 says:

    Inspections by Tabs are topnotch, ya know. ☺
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  6. Kim says:

    Tabs has always been a cat with vision. His lack of opposable thumbs makes the execution tricky, but that’s why he has surrounded himself with competent assistants. 🙂

  7. Rae says:

    Hi Tabs! Do you have any pointers for my employer Missy to keep her cat grass alive? Any time we get it growing good she loses all control and it’s dead the next day!

  8. Jessica says:

    Awww Tabs that garden would wither without your attention. xoxo
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  9. Maria says:

    I want to see a pic of Tabs in a pot!

    My Tabby tells me that cardboard boxes are the best for chin scratches.

  10. Pamela Haddad says:

    There’s nothing you can’t do, right, Tabs!

  11. April says:

    Tabs is a long lost twin to my tabby cat named Lyle. I check out your Tabs the cat section first before the other feature sections in your blog. Tabs is so cute I just can’t help it! Cheers.

  12. Anne says:

    Tabs is such a responsible garden owner! Well done!
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