Tabs and I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on why pets love stinky things and thought it might be fun to learn a little more about your furry (or furless, whatever the case may be) friends.
Same idea as the Monday Poll. Just copy/paste the list at the bottom into your comment.
I can’t wait to hear about your canine, feline, amphibious, reptilian (or other) companions/employers.
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).
The Sundays with Tabs Sunday Pet Poll
- How did your pet come by his/her name?
- How old is your pet?
- Can you describe your pet’s appearance?
- How did you become your pet’s personal assistant?
- How would you describe your pet’s personality?
- What’s your pet’s favorite pastime or toy?
- What are your pet’s favorite snacks or foods?
- When was the last time your pet got into really, really big trouble?
- What’s one of your favorite things about your pet?
We’d started out calling him “F.T.,” which was short for Fussy Tabby, but that didn’t stick. At some point, F.T. just became Tabs, and he’s had the name ever since.
He’s about five (going on 40).
Tabs is an 18-pound black and gray tabby with patches of orange on his nose and tum. While he fancies himself coming from a long line of feline royalty, officially, his breed is American Short Hair (but don’t tell him).
Well, when I met Tabs back in 2007, he was a scraggly, flea-bitten stray kitten who hung around the apartment complex I was living in. He kept his distance at first. I’d see him perched up on a hill next to our unit, or slinking around the parking garage, but he’d never walk up and say hello.
Believe it or not, he was actually a skinny kitty back then, LOL! So skinny that I was worried that he wasn’t getting enough to eat, so one day I bought a box of dry food and set some out on a plate by the front door. When I’d hear a noise, I’d watch him through the peephole, sneaking up every few days for a meal. Then it was every other day, and then every day, until eventually, I guess he just started to think of El Hub and me as his humans. I was more than happy to take on the job of being his assistant.
I’ll let you in on a secret. Even though Tabs likes to front like he’s a diva, he’s actually a really sweet boy — outgoing, affectionate and loving. Wherever you are, that’s where he wants to be, and he follows me from room to room. People who meet him say he’s almost dog-like in some ways. He loves to go out for walks on his leash, runs to the door when El Hub gets home from work, and even plays fetch!
His feather teaser toy. It’s basically just a bunch of feathers at the end of a piece of string dangling from a plastic stick, but he stalks those feathers like they’re attached to a wild turkey! It’s so much fun to watch.
Although he was never convicted (there was a lack of evidence), he’s the prime suspect in last year’s Christmas tree incident.
Sometimes when I’m writing at my desk, Tabs will jump on my lap, drape his upper body across my right arm (always my right arm) and take a nap. For the record, it’s not easy to type with 18 pounds of cat on your arm, but he’s just so blasted cute when he does it that I can’t say no.
1. How did your pet come by his/her name?
2. How old is your pet?
3. Can you describe your pet’s appearance?
4. How did you become your pet’s personal assistant?
5. How would you describe your pet’s personality?
6. What’s your pet’s favorite pastime or toy?
7. What are your pet’s favorite snacks or foods?
8. When was the last time your pet got into really, really big trouble?
9. What’s one of your favorite things about your pet?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,