As you know, Tabs leads a jet-setting kitty lifestyle packed with party invites and dates with A-list celebs, but no matter how many professional accolades he receives (he’s up for a Golden Globe tonight in the Huskiest Kitty Model category), Tabs never forgets his humble beginnings. He keeps his paws on the pulse of the local street scene, and to most of the neighborhood cats, he’s just Tabby from the block.
Lately, he’s been wanting to give back to the community, and so he’s decided to take a kitty model intern under his wing. One of the candidates is a blue-eyed feline I call “The Cross-Eyed Kitty,” who lives a few doors down. Since Tabs was out of town this weekend (he was up at Jay-Z and B’s place and says the new baby is adorable), he asked me to conduct the interview.
We met on the grassy knoll at the edge of the parking lot, and the first thing I noticed about her is her size. She’s tiny compared to Tabs, about half his size, and has the most beautiful cream, black and brown markings I’ve seen in a while. When I asked her why she wanted to be a kitty model, she replied with a soft, raspy “ack-ack-ack” meow.
When it comes to modeling, her talent is still very raw. It’s ultimately up to Tabs, but based on these first few pics, I think she has what it takes to make it in the big leagues.
Fellow animal lovers, are you friends with any cats/dogs/turkeys or other fauna living in your neighborhood (with humans, or as strays)? If you are, what are they like? Would you say they’re modeling material?
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. 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.