Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 173

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs for Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick

Tabs locked himself in my office a few hours ago and hasn’t been out since. It must be something serious because he didn’t even come out when I opened him a can of gravy for dinner.


I know it has something to do with the movie he went to this afternoon, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. When Tabs got home he looked like he’d been crying, so I asked him what happened, but he just brushed past me, ran upstairs and slammed the office door. A few minutes later I got a text on my phone that said, “Hold all my calls. I’m writing a fan letter to Joey the horse.”

The movie is a real tearjerker (I cried my eyes out, too), and Tabs has always worked well with horses, so I can’t say I’m surprised. One of his best friends is a bay named Star that he worked with on the Urban Decay Cowboy Junkie campaign.

I’m sure Tabs will come downstairs soon… I can’t imagine him going to bed without at least a little gravy in his tum.

Work-wise, Tabs was pretty busy again this week. He did a lot of flying, too, first to Greece for a Smashbox campaign and then to New Zealand for a quick Gucci shoot.

Yup, that’s how it is for kitty supermodels. Always on the go. πŸ™‚

Tabs for Urban Decay 24x7 Glide On Eye Pencils

Tabs for Gucci Temporary Tattoos

Tabs for NARS Oak Eyeshadow

Tabs for the Bobbi Brown Neon & Nude Collection

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™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Like his midsection, Tabs’ kitty modeling portfolio is bursting at the seams! Here’s a random sampling of his work, and there’s a lot more in the archives.


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So far, 16 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Shaylee Anne says:

    This is fantastic! haha I always look forward to hearing about Tabs!

  2. Rads says:

    Autographed by Tabs!! A few of those tattoos and some UD pencils for me please πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. Heidi says:

    Missy is demanding those tattoos. I tried to explain to her that I don’t see how that’s going to work on fur, but she instructed me to “make it happen, woman!” ~sigh~

    I would never be able to go see War Horse. I can handle any kind of scene with people in jeopardy (to a point), but even the slightest hint of animals in peril, forget it … I’m a complete wreck!

    • Sophie says:

      Heidi, I am right there with you on the animals in peril thing. If the film even starts off with an animal, esp. cat or dog, I KNOW something bad’s gonna happen and I can’t watch.

  4. Kim says:

    Oh, good for you for seeing War Horse in the theater. I couldn’t do it – I knew I’d be a wreck and would ruin the movie for everyone else there, with my sobbing! I’ll be blubbering at home when it’s on netflix. πŸ™‚

  5. Dao says:

    I totally want that Tabby temporary tattoo. So cool!

    Tabs, come out, come out now! There’s gravy waiting for you!

  6. Nina says:

    Another awesome week in Tabs editorials! i cant choose between Tabs x Urban Decan or Tabs x NARS!

  7. Chris25 says:

    If Tabs liked “War Horse”, I have to see it. πŸ™‚

  8. Hahaha! Karen, I always look forward to these Sundays with Tabs posts – you’re so clever and talented. I find myself always laughing and smiling when I look at the playful ‘ads’ you’ve created featuring one of our favourite felines. πŸ™‚

    Keep it up! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great Monday so far.
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  9. Sunny says:

    Some Oak Shimmer for me please!

    Tabs I love you *screams like a crazy fan*!!!

    But shhh, don’t let my Tango and Muffin know πŸ˜‰
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  10. Tasha says:

    Love it!!!!!!!!

  11. mn says:

    I thought the neone & nude ad was hysterical— oh Tabs- you are quite the guy.

  12. peach_ says:

    LOL Neon and Nude! That is a really cute take on the collection. πŸ˜€ I better purchase an Urban Decay eye pencil so I can get my hands on an autographed copy of Love Tabs.
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  13. Minnegirl says:

    I love your cat! I have too cats and I think your posts about tabs are hilarious and cute. You are very talented and funny.

  14. Katie says:

    Tabs is so completely adorable – not to mention versital!

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