Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 118

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs for the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Cat Collar

Okay, I have to get Tabs a new phone, because either he doesn’t know how to use his, or he’s deliberately ignoring me. He’s been on location in Paris for a few days doing his kitty modeling thing while I’ve been stuck here in Novato getting the place ready for Christmas. He was very specific before he left about how we wanted things prepared for his return. Two stockings hung by the tree, fresh catnip sprinkled around his cat tower, two scoops of Fancy Feast tuna in gravy heated to exactly 73 degrees in the microwave, a clean litter box, and a bowl of chilled Evian.


I need to find out when he’s coming back, but I’ve already sent him like 20 unanswered texts!

Who is Tabs the Cat? About three years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model). πŸ™‚

Here’s the latest from his portfolio…

Tabs for NYX Beachy Bronzing Powder in When Tabby Gets a Tan

Tabs for Yes To Catnip Coat Conditioner

Tabs for Sonia Kashuk Facing Felines Face Palette

Tabs for Chanel Les Perles de Chanel

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jessm says:

    Hi Karen,
    I read your blog often, but now i am reading it is a study break from my veterinary school finals. Your love of Tabs and all animals helps motivate me, even after i have been studying for about 15 hours a day for at least a month now.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessm,

      Tabs doesn’t enjoy going to the vet, but he sure does love that they help keep him healthy and happy! πŸ™‚ Yay for all the great vets out there.

      What type of animal medicine are you thinking of doing?

  2. Aracely says:


  3. Nina says:

    the sonia kashuk ad —- my fave!!!

    i just have to say – napoleon and tabs share a similar looking belleehhh – fluffy and made for rubbing!!!

  4. Tracy says:

    The NYX ad is my fave! Love the beach pose Tabs!
    You are an angel Karen for saving Tabs.
    Tracy recently posted … Benefit Prrrowl Mascara Topcoat and Lip Gloss Duo

  5. Val S says:

    Tabs is the Bomb dot com!

  6. Jenny says:

    aWwe the hugging one is awesome… thats how i hold my Mahi… who i also rescued as a baby flea infested kitten. i honestly think they appreciate & love us for it, cause ive never had a kitten soo loving & affectionate πŸ™‚ yay for rescuers!!!!!

  7. Ava says:

    Aw, I love Tabs as cat collar!
    Ava recently posted … Shirley Padens Design Class or Its All About the Numbers

  8. Alison says:

    I have a Siamese cat and a white cat, so for a second, I did a double take and thought maybe my cats started modeling w/ Tabs for Sonia Kashuk without telling me. Haha!

  9. Courtney says:

    Tabs looks like a least furry version of my baby Leonardo (after the ninja turtle, not the actor) they’ve got the same coloring and belly πŸ™‚

  10. Tasha says:

    awww… i like reading about Tabs.. that’s really great of you to welcome him to your home. Bet Tabs love you so much!

  11. Kim says:

    Yes to Catnip would be an instant classic in my house (and a welcome break from Yes to Christmas Tree). πŸ™‚

  12. YJ says:

    I LOVE your Tabs series! Haha, they never fail to put a smile on my face. I love the NYX one… but then again, I’m a bronzer fanatic and a beach bunny!

    Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday so far!!!
    YJ recently posted … Little Blue Boxes

  13. Chris25 says:

    Awww, Tabs is killing me with his cuteness! I love the one where he is hugging you! When I get a chance I will upload pics of my Jazz and Rock n’ Roll onto my blog.
    Chris25 recently posted … MIA Blogger

  14. Elisabeth says:

    Unbearable cuteness! πŸ™‚ I must say, Tabs really knows how to work the camera..

  15. Stefania says:

    I don’t usually comment, but this time I have to tell you that “yes to catnip” made my day!!! LOL

  16. Gia V. says:

    I LOL at all your Tabs related posts. Absolutely hilarious. I think this blog is beginning to be my fave. BTW, open thread discussion, my kitty is ok now. After taking him to the vet, he got an injection and some medication and he’s eating and playing and attacking people’s ankles like normal. Or more so. I think he thinks that since we were soooo worried and gave him extra super attention because he was sick he can now boss us around and attack us from under things even more so than usual….

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