Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 210

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Tabs for the MAC Tabby Train Case

Had a pretty great afternoon today, even though I had to work. But it wasn’t really work, per se. Tabs took me to lunch — his excuse to talk about Halloween costume ideas — but at least I got a free meal out of it. We went to this gourmet burger joint called The Counter, and I finally got the veggie burger and fries I’d been wanting all week.


The restaurant had a TV behind the bar, and I glanced up to see the Steelers playing the Raiders. I know that Tabs is a huge football fan, so I took the opportunity to pick his brain. I asked him what it was like playing professional football for the Mill Valley Wildcats before he got into kitty modeling.

He looked off into space for a minute, just sort of stared and smiled… “Meow,” he finally said. [It was one of the toughest jobs I ever had, but I loved every minute.] He went on to describe the camaraderie, the adrenalin rush, the nervousness he felt before every game.

He told me all about some of the technical aspects of the game, like how there are 11 cats on offense, defense and 11 more on special teams. He played on offense, tight end, because he was a little too husky to play wide receiver but not fast enough to be a running back.

After retiring from the game, he briefly considered going into coaching. He’s always liked molding new talent, but he wanted something more stable. As a coach, you lose one big game and you’re out. At least with kitty modeling, when you’re as good looking as Tabs, you can count on a few good years. I have to say, though, he’s a great teacher, and very inspiring. I bet he would have made an excellent coach.

I guess it’s not too late. He could always coach up-and-coming kitty models. 🙂

This was a decent week for his career. He had modeling jobs for a few big beauty brands, and here are some of the pics…

Tabs for L'Oreal Telescopic Cat Lash Mascara

Tabs for the Illamasqua Kitten Revolution Collection

Tabs for the Too Faced Regal Fur Rejuvenator

Tabs for the Chanel Misty Mau Eyeshadow Quad

Who is Tabs the Cat? About five 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. To learn more about my extremely demanding, finicky employer, plus-size kitty supermodel Tabs, you can check out the archives here.


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  1. musical says:

    Squeeeeeeeeeee! The ever so handsome, ever so classy Tabs is at it again :).

    *Kitten Revolution*-can’t even begin to imagine how cute Tabs must have been as a kitten!

  2. Chelsea says:

    Didn’t know Tabs was such an athlete! I would love to watch a Kitty Football game!

  3. jen. says:

    The Illamasqua ad is cracking me up! Tabs really can pull of any look, even a giant fur hat.

  4. Mandy says:

    Yay Tabs! I think he should get is own Facebook page! One handsome cat for sure 🙂

  5. Jennifer says:

    Tabs belongs in Hollywood! Love the Smashbox ad!
    Jennifer recently posted … Bonjour Ma Belle! The secrets of French Beauty

  6. Nina says:

    The Chanel ad is my fave this week!

  7. Icaria says:

    Love, love, love all of them. The MAC add à la Rousseau is too much but the Revolution poster is the best!

  8. Eleanor says:

    OMG! I think the regal feline fur rejuvenator is the BEST ad so far. 🙂 But, I really LOVE the Chanel ad. If that was really available, I would definitely buy it. Love the colors!

  9. Karen says:

    Tabs, now that your gridiron days are over, it’s good to see you’ve made such a successful career transition 😉

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