Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 182

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs for Benefit Cat Scratch Zap!

Okay, my boss walked in on me the other day when I was using the restroom.


Yup! I thought I was the only one in the office, so I guess I neglected to make sure the door was completely shut. So there I was, ya know, sitting down…concentrating. You know. And then I hear this scratching sound coming from the other side of the door.

Couple seconds later, the door pushes open a few inches and you-know-who pokes his little head in with an expression like, “Oh, hai!”

I’m completely mortified. My eyes must have doubled in size, and I’m too aghast to speak.

So in strolls Tabs, doopdadoo, and he has a seat on the floor directly in front of me, watching me like I’m reality television.

“Uh…” I say. “Private party here. You’re not invited.”

Apparently, my petting performance and/or gravy preparation that morning was subpar, and he wanted to get my attention.

Mission. Accomplished.

LOL! 🙂 Word to the wise: If you rent a room from your feline employer, make sure you always close the bathroom door.

Oh, before you go, you might want to check out the latest pics from Tabs’ portfolio of kitty modeling jobs. I think he had a pretty good week.

Tabs for Milani Fast Dry Fur Polish

Tabs for MAC Tigger & Tabs

Tabs for Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Catalina Collection

Tabs for the Bobbi Brown Kitty Color Corrector

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. Some cats have portfolios of a few face shots here and there, but Tabs literally has a library of modeling work going all the way back to kittenhood! If you’d like to see more, you can also check out the archives here.


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  1. Adrienne says:

    My daphne is forever curious about the goings on in my bathroom. She pushes her way in the door and rubs up against my legs like “oh hello, whatcha doin’??” and I’m like “um, awkward!!” Especially when she was a kitten, she would follow me around a lot, she’d follow me into the bathroom all the time, lol

  2. Misha says:

    I can’t remember the last time we have used the bathroom in private. The girls push their way in or shove their paws under the door until we open it. Then they do the “I want in, I want out” thing about 5 times at the door. They have zero respect for privacy 🙂


    Tgged you in my versatlie blogger award post as my frequently read blogs and a good blogger.

  4. Bahahaha I laughed so hard watching that little color corrector covering the white spot! Soooo COOL!

    I have very little privacy in the house (seems like this happens to all cat owners lol). My cats line up on top of the washing machine to watch me take my shower. It’s really weird, but by now they have developed this sixth sense of when I’ll be doing it, and they take their seats accordingly. I guess they’re worried they’d miss a good party, but when I try to bathe them it’s a totally different story lol
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Swatch & Review: MAC Vera Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Face Powder & Butterfly Dream Plushglass

  5. Marian says:

    I haven’t been in the bathroom alone since 1991. First there were the kids, always getting into things if I didn’t keep them with me, even during very private times. Then came the kitties. 2 of them push and claw their way into the loo to see the show. Only one of my cats isn’t interested. They also accompany me in the bathroom while I shower.

    Love the color corrector!!!

  6. sarahc says:

    These are so good! I lol’d at the Benefit one and Bobbi Brown. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

  7. Eleanor says:

    Love that color corrector. Do you think it would work on my puppy?

  8. Nina says:

    Tabs and Tigger — two of my favorite felines. ever. 🙂

  9. Branny says:

    I suspect that life with Tabs is rarely dull. 😉 You and Tabs always make me smile, thank you!

  10. Sophie says:

    You and Tabs were made for each other, Karen. Your stories never fail to make me laugh, mainly because my own cats do the same things! I Love your writing style, too. Are you going to write a book about Tabs one day?

  11. Caroline says:

    Hello !

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it !!

    I’m a french blogger from Paris, here is the like of my beauty blog if you want to take a look :

    It features a lot of international brands : L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Clarins, Mauboussin,…

    It’s wrote in french but you can translate all the article into english by clicking on the link “if you don’t speak french” on the top of the homepage

    Hope you’ll enjoy it as much I enjoy your blog !



    • Adrienne says:

      Bonjour Caroline!
      Je suis heureuse que vous avez ajouter une commentaire sur ce “blog”, je suis Americaine, mais j’ai étudié le français  et j’ai fait mes études à Paris pendant une semestre. La langue me manque beaucoup, et j’ai hâte de lire votre blog! Ça sera une bonne facon de me familiariser (?) avec des autres marques de beauté, et en plus, practiquer mon français 🙂 Je dois vraiment practiquer, j’ai oublier beaucoup…

  12. EmmyJean says:

    My cat is always so weird about that too! The door to my bathroom doesn’t latch all the way so Buddy takes it as an invitation for attention every morning. Glad I’m not the only one haha

  13. Alexandra says:

    My cat vince has to come in when im using the bathroom,when im in the bath he will either sit on he floor,or perch on the edge and play with the bubbles.
    When im on the toilet sometimes he will jump up and sit down on me.

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