Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 142

Published in: Just For Fun

Not only is Tabs a cat of many talents, but he’s also a cat of many names. I’ve always given my furry companions nicknames, but Tabs take the cake.


Honestly, it’s a miracle he even knows his name at all because half the time I’m calling him something other than Tabs. His many monikers include…

Gravy Crockett

Smokey Eyes

Coco Tabby

Grumble Bunny

Baby Cat

Husky Baby



tabs wearing a pink ribbon

Stripy Boy

Tubby Tabby


  • Chirps
  • Coco
  • Coco Purrs
  • Grumble Purrz
  • Meow Mix
  • Mixy
  • Munchie
  • My Mau (bequeathed upon him during the brief time in which I thought he might be part Egyptian Mau)
  • Pooh-Pooh Tabby
  • Purrz (with a “z”)
  • Ragdoll (yup, I also thought he was part Ragdoll)
  • Squeaks McGoo
  • T-Money
  • The Tabby
  • The Tabinator

Do you give your pets nicknames? Tabs wonders if he’s the only one…

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). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Did you watch Game of Thrones?


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  1. Marilyn says:

    My cat Hobbes has several nick names, but not as many as Tabs! I call him Sir Hobbes aLot, and he even has a theme song!

  2. Christy says:

    Some of my favorite creative/colorful nicknames for my kitty include Ms. Snufflebump (the snufflebumps are puppet characters from Friends), ________-pants (ex. grouchy-pants), and Honey Bunches of Oats. Her real name is Dakota, and her typical nickname is Kota, which sometimes gets turned into Kota Kitty.

  3. jessica says:

    Ohhh yes,Tabs isn’t alone!My cat Snook has several nicknames,such as,Thumper,Bunny rabbit(his face is shaped like a rabbit and he has huge rabbit feet),Pusserbear,Chirps,Hippity Hoppity,Sir Snook,Land Shark.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Of course my cat has nicknames! Her name is Abby but we call her: Abigail, Abisnail, Boo Boo, Boo Boo Snickens, B-Snicks, Stinky, Stinkbutt, Boog, Fluffbutt…I think that’s about it. And she also has a theme song; we sing to her all the time and she probably thinks we’re insane! 😛

  5. Dao says:

    LOL at “Smokey Eyes”! You know you are a beauty blogger when you nickname your cat that way.

    Belly has a lot of nicknames, too. He replies to Bell-Bell (my version of Britney’s Brit-Brit), Baby Boy, Belri neko-san (his name in Japanese, haha!), Raccoon (he hates when I call him that), Bobcat (because he’s big), Piu Piu, Meo (which means cat in Vietnamese), The Striped One, and get this, El Gato Supremo. He likes the last one the most, no surprise there!
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  6. Denise says:

    I have six dogs, and they each have a number of nicknames! Some are variations of their names, others are related to habits or appearances 🙂
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  7. I love Grumble Bunny and Husky Baby! So sexy!
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  8. Heidi says:

    Missy has many nicknames. Off the top of my head: Cuddle Bunny, Chubster, Pumpkin, Hug Monster, just to name a few. She definitely gives off a vibe of barely tolerating the cute nicknames.

  9. Kristin says:

    Mine all have nicknames. Lilly’s are: Lilly-cat, Lilly-brat, purrberry. Dori’s are: Door door, knob, silky kitty, little miss. Cali’s are: Cali-cat, fuzzy, ornery little brat, miss chirps a lot. They have many more.

  10. Vicki says:

    Oh yes, my cat has a variety of nicknames, the most commonly-used of which include baby cat, chicken pie, the stripey one, face ache and my personal favourite, angel baby lamb pie!

    She just looks at me with total disdain when I call her one of these names. It makes no difference anyway, she doesn’t answer to her real name, never mind any of these!

  11. nidhi says:

    OMG..she is so cute
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  12. Kim says:

    Oh, definitely! Probably the longest, oddest was for our dearly departed cocker spaniel. Sweetie-Pie, Pumpkin Dog. One of my friends thought it was so funny that she still sometimes calls her husband that. 🙂 Now, our youngest cat Sophie gets “Loafer Lou” and “Sasha Sue” for some reason. We pet owners are weird, aren’t we? hee hee!

    Yes, of course, I watched Game of Thrones. I thought it was good, as usual. Did you like it?

  13. kolaleenia says:

    Me and my bf just adopted a kitten we’ve named Izzy and in the two weeks we’ve had her she’s earned a bazillion nicknames. My personal faves: Izzy-gator for when she lays completely flat on the floor, chin touching the ground and front paws beside her face, Izzy-saurus when she stands on her back legs to attack her prey, and Izzy-ana Jones when she’s on her kitten quests.

  14. Nicole says:

    oh goodness yes…the golden retriever is Becks, and he gets called Becksie, Becksie-boo, Boo-boo, Moose (cause he has that dumb moose expression on his face), Moosey, Moo.
    Magnum the cat is Maggie, Waggie, Waggles, Mr Wag, Chirp-chirp, Mr Cat, Mister, and Tiger the cat is Tiger-Wiger, WIger, Missie, Miss Thing, Witchy-poo, Princess, Princess Snooty-face, Evil one…I don’t know how they know their names, but they do!

  15. Mary says:

    Hahaha – Gravy Crockett! I love that one.

    What a cute cat and great photos you’ve captured of him, too! 🙂
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  16. karo says:

    Oh yes Tabs isn´t alone! my parents have got a dachshund and he is sooooo cute,small,red hair one and he have so many funny nicknames! my husband say that he OG is(ORIGINAL).so we say OG to him. 😉
    All TABS nicknames are soooooooo funny and cute! <3
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  17. Alison says:

    My cat’s name is Jack (short for Captain Jack Sparrow). he has TONS of nicknames also….
    Doodles, Toodles, Toddle Bear, Jack Attack, Jacky Bear, Stinky, Mr. Stinksy, Jackson Doodles, Baby Jack, etc. I think he is confused but he responds to most of them!

  18. Nina says:

    ohhh … tabs is so cute!

    my cats are:

    hotstuff, linie, pochi — linus

    babygirl, anji, momma – anja

    lol, choco, chachi – napoleon

  19. sara says:

    old gregg usually just defaults to gregg (or fregg, thanks to the three-year-old i nanny). variations include greggface, greggman, punkin, sweetest punkin pie, punk, sweet muffin, etc etc etc. i love all yours for tabs!

  20. Lorraine ER says:

    My chihuhua, Chili also answers to- Stinky, Stinkenstein, StinkOsouraus Rex, Stink O Rama, and Super Stink. He’s really got an odd odor to him but I love him to death!
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  21. Saffron says:

    Hahahaha those are great, I’m happy to see I’m not the only crazy cat lady who chooses less than elegant names, “Gravy Crockett” is timeless! One time I was getting home from work at the same time as the lady opposite me in my apartment corridor and we both greeted our cats as we opened the door. From her side I hear:
    “Who’s my little special princess?!”
    Right as I say:
    “How the $#&@’s it going Captain Hairball?”

    I have two egyptian maus and the one I got as a kitten is registered as “Chairman Mau”, tho it isn’t her casual name – her most common nickname derives from an unfortunate habit she had as an itty bitty adorable kitten to stop what she was doing and poop with fury whenever she was unhappy with something, so “Little Pooper”, “The Poop Minister”, or just “The Poop” is pretty much what everyone calls her :P. My late siamese, who had some pipes and used them with no discretion whatsover, was amongst other things “Old Yeller”. My new mau, who is easily startled and exceptionally ready with her claws has nicknames like “The Little Eviscerator” and “Lady Cuisinart” and for the nerds out there “+5 Cat of Wounding”.

  22. Gina says:

    Oh man, I have about 20 nicknames for my cat. I can’t remember the last time I called her by her real name! And my other cat’s nickname has pretty much replaced his real name entirely lol!

  23. Susan says:

    Yes, my cat Moose has a number of nicknames, including Mooster, Moosty Mouse, The Mooster Mouser and Moosalini. My cat Gracie has just one, Gracie Lou, from the movie “Miss Congeniality” just because I thought that name was cute/funny.

  24. Chris25 says:

    Jazz is called Jazzman or Jazzy. Rock n Rock is called Rocky, Rolly Polly, Princess or Baby Girl (the boyfriend calls her that). They both get called Sugar Lump, Angel, Pumpkin, Baby Cakes. I am sure they are sick of human at this point. 😛

  25. Emily says:

    We have a big Golden Retriever-Yellow Lab-Hound mix named Smurf, who also has about fifty-milliion other names.

    Usually we call him Smurffle, Surf-a-doodle, or the Smurfinator, but if he’s being especially cute he gets called Pretty Boy/Puppy. He also gets called Fuzzy, Turkey Eater (when laying on his back he looks like he ate an entire turkey), Mr. Squishy, Smurf and Turf (by the dog sitter), and Table Dog.

    I would think giving pets nicknames is rather common, as all my friends do it to their pets. Its like giving your best friend a nickname; its just one more way to show you care.

  26. Rachel says:

    Hiliarious! Our two kitties, formally, Cindi-loo Who and Nymphadora Tonks, are affectionately known as the following:

    1. Doo doo, loo loo, yoo yoo, princess punkin pants and the pee pee terrorist.

    2. Tonkers, Tonkis Wonkis, Fat-cat-with-a-little-head, and Tonks from the Broncs (because of her JLo booty).

    Good times!

  27. Trisha says:

    Wow, that cat knows how to handle an eyeliner! Bad joke, but when I look at my white and grey husky looks like she had some eyeliner done lol 😀 Your cat is gorgeous!
    I love your blog, it’s the first time I post a coment, and sorry for my bad english 🙂

    Regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina!


    • Natalie says:

      Don’t apologize your english is great! In fact, it’s better than some native speakers! 🙂 And huskies are gorgeous animals!

  28. Nicky Bromow says:

    My tabby’s named Sir Edward Tyranny, el Hub calls him Edward but I call him bébé-pooh

  29. Beth says:

    Our cat does have nicknames (Kittie, Miss Kittie, Missy Misdemeanor Kittie, Gee-Boo, Cat) but I want to talk about Game of Thrones! HA HA!! Oh. My. Gosh! It is crazy! And so good!!!! I love Sunday nights b/c it is coming on. But I will say I have to watch each episode twice at least b/c I can’t understand half of what they are saying! Am I the only one that does this? I’ll also rewind a lot so I can catch something that is muttered but obviously important to the storyline. I wish it had subtitles! My favorite characters are the “imp” and Khaleesi.

  30. Leah says:

    My tuxedo tabby Maximus has a variety of nicknames.

    -Pretty Pants
    -Mr. Man
    -Boober (that one is from Fraggle Rock)
    -Baby Bear
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  31. Girl says:

    Yes my dog had several names…The Tabinator was busy this weekend! Gotta earn that gravy…

  32. keri b says:

    Erwin –
    Smerz, Smerzie, Earzie, you with the stripes, smerzie cat, pouchy, baby cat, The Smerz, mouthy, mouthy pants and mommy’s sweeet baby boy, nanner pus

    Brindle- pretty girl, bri-doo, needy cat

    Ginger –
    the GING, GIngy, Ginger-roo, ginger-root, Ginger the Pinger, grey thing, Sharky

  33. Kate & Zena says:

    Zena has LOADS of nicknames. Z, ZZ, Zeeber, Zena baby, Zeeber Weeber, Beanie Baby, Dog, Batdog, Little Miss Sunshine, Zeebs… goes on and on. We must think of a new nickname for her every week. I’m surprised she can keep track of them all.

    • Karen says:

      I want to call her “Baby Z.” 🙂

      • Kate & Zena says:

        I don’t think we’ve used “Baby Z.” I’ll have to try that one next time. We have, however, used. “Baby Zeebs.” She doesn’t quite like that one as whenever we try it, she points her head in the other direction….or worse, turns around so we face her backside!

  34. Gordita says:

    Aww! My family’s cat was originally Princess Coco, but she devolved into Pigeon, Bear, Kitten, and, the one she responds to, Mrs. Nesbitt!! (Toy Story reference!)

  35. Tish says:

    My cat has lots of names too — Biboy (short for Baby Boy, given by his lola), Baboy (Tagalog of Pig), Fatso, Mr. Fluffy, Furball, Little Monkey, Munchkin — but he responds to Baby. It’s kind of embarrassing coz every time I get asked for his name, I say “Just call him Baby”

    Tabs is one fluffy tabby! And his eyes are otherworldly.

  36. Sarah says:

    We hardly ever call our cat Willy by his name; its usuall Willskis, Willimenos, Cheeks, Froo, NooNoo, …..god as I look at this, I sound insane.

  37. Nathalie says:

    So funny! My two kitties also have a lot of nicknames. My Tinky gets called tinkybel, tinkywinky, kiwi, dikkie ( is chubby in english), chubbiewubby. My other cat charon is often referred to as monster(tje), minimonster, charonella, miss charon. And both of them also know the name poesie (is pussy in english) or poesiewoesie. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one with a little kittyobsession…

  38. Ranyah says:

    love Tabs’ nicknames! my pets’ nicknames go like this: Sugar is Sugargoo or Goo Bear, Isis is Sisi-put, King is Du-dum.. 🙂

  39. Natalie says:

    Ok, so I rarely comment and read religiously, but as a certified CCL I have to put my two cents in. So here we go….

    Winnie (named after Winnie on Wonder Years) is: Win, Wiener, Winnie Belle, Wiener Belle, Neener, Neen, Nee-Nee, Win-Win

    Feff (thats Jeff with an “F” from a Sesame Street clip) is: Feffy, Fife, Feffalie, Feffer, The Black Footed Booby

    Maggie (I just like this name) is: Mags, Magg D., Magdalene. Miggy, Miggs,Maggie May, Maggie May Hay

    Ozzy (yes, that’s for Osbourne) is: Ozz, Ozzy Mo-Mo, Mo-Mo, Mo, Moey

    And I’m sure many more but that’s all that comes to mind right now. Oh, and all of them get called Stinky and Baby! They must think I’m nuts!!!

    Great post Karen!

  40. Instant Karma says:

    Awww, so cute! I also give my cats a million nicknames. Aisha had so many that I’m impressed she managed to respond to them, haha. Tigger’s are mostly variations on his name, such as Tiggy, Tiggs, and Mr. T (he pities the fool). He has a couple other ones, though, such as Baby Boy and Bunny Cat (I’m not even sure how I thought of that one). Gizmo mostly goes by Giz, Gizzy/Gizzie (not sure how it should be spelled yet), Gizimodo, Gizmodo Dragon and Dragon Cat (only used when she’s blocking off the hallway with a very serious look on her face, lol).

  41. Rosemary says:

    I can’t help it…Tabs is one of the most gorgeous glamazons on the web.
    I feel so lucky that my favorite beauty site is hosted by Tabs and Karen.
    I win twice.

  42. Eden-Avalon says:

    Hahaha! i do the same with my boys. The youngest, Merlin has the longest list of nicknames. Everything from Duck-Butt to Foo Foo Cuddly Poops to Baby Stinkers. Siiiiiiigh. Tabs has serious style!

  43. Ditte K. says:

    Oh yearrrh 🙂
    Fart is also called:
    baby cat
    farty fart fart
    baby boy
    honey bun

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