Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 213

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Tabs for the Betsey Johnson Cat Backpack

The zombies are back!Ooh! I watched the season premiere of The Walking Dead tonight with Tabs, and it was…interesting.


Tabs and I shared a big tub of microwave popcorn, and I took notes during the show while he barked out orders like, “Mrrow.” [Look into getting us a dirt bike for quick escapes, and get straps to attach a cat carrier.]

Tabs actually loves zombie movies, shows and literature. He’s read more than 100 zombie books, something he refers to as “research,” and he takes his zombie apocalypse preparations very seriously. For instance, he has stockpiles of gravy that even I don’t know about, and he’s drafted elaborate emergency plans.

In the event of a zombie outbreak, I am to report to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Makeup and Beauty Blog headquarters, where I will be responsible for opening the cans of gravy, thanks to my time-tested opposable thumbs.

Tabs says that in the zombie books he’s read, cats rarely play a major role, but he attributes this to feline self-sufficiency. See, cats don’t stick around when the sh*t hits the fan. No way. They turn tail and run!

Still, he hopes the day never comes, though, because it would result in a serious drop in worldwide gravy production. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, this was a pretty busy week for Tabs, irrespective of zombies. He had kitty modeling jobs for a number of big beauty brands. I don’t know if you’re into that kind of thing (kitty supermodeling), but if you are, here are the highlights from this week’s campaigns…

Tabs for Make Up For Ever Cat Ear Shadows

Tabs for Fresh Fish Lip Tint

Tabs for the Buxom Cat Saddlebags

Tabs for Josie Maran Fur Serum

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). ๐Ÿ™‚

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. jen. says:

    Ooh, I would be all about that Fresh Fish lip tint if it were salmon colored. Salmon FLAVORED, on the other hand… not so much.

    How long does it take you to put these posts together? I know it’s all part of your pet assistant gig, but I have no graphic design skills so I’m curious. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi jen,

      A Fresh Fish Lip Tint in Salmon would be a top seller among humans and cats. I should pass that along to Fresh… ๐Ÿ™‚

      Maybe 4-6 hours for these posts. That’s about how long they take. It may sound like a while, but I really do enjoy the artistic aspect, and it’s great Photoshop practice.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Great episode, right! My cats would make terrifying zombies! They are already pretty frightening!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Marilyn,

      YES! What a great way to keep the momentum going from the end of last season. I’m surprised, too… I was a little worried there early in the second season when they were on the farm. I thought it was getting kinda slow there for a while, but things have really picked up now. I heard they changed writers halfway through last season.

      Speaking of cat zombies, did you ever see Stephen King’s Pet Sematary??

      • Marilyn says:

        No I haven’t seen it. Stephen King is too scary for me! Walking Dead – I know there will be creepy zombies but King just has random, frightening events! Maybe I should see it if I want a good scare.

        • Karen says:

          It’s a great show! I didn’t know there was one with Stephen King; the one I’m watching is the one on AMC that was developed by Frank Darabont. It has scary moments, for sure.

  3. Haha–Fresh FISH Lip Tint?! *shivers* ๐Ÿ˜›
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  4. S says:

    I love that gif!
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  5. Phyrra says:

    Hah, the Betsey Johnson is so cute!

  6. Heidi says:

    Missy would like to thank Auntie Karen for posting her Christmas wishlist. Yeah, thanks A LOT Auntie Karen!

    Oh, and Missy would like to ask Tabs’ expert opinion on one of these items. Does he think that the Aqua Cream Ear Shadows are opaque enough to show on black ears? She’s thinking those orange shades would be perfect for the season!

  7. Fresh fish lip tint? ewwww :p

    Love the backpack one. Tabs can carry his own toys!

  8. Michelle says:

    Love the backpack! Perfect for toting beauty and gravy essentials! I like how the MUFE ear shadows complement the bag and Tabs’ eyes.

  9. Marla says:

    Ha! I really love that Betsey Johnson “catpack”.

  10. Meena says:

    Haha too cute!

  11. Iris says:

    I am totally looking forward to watching The Walking Dead as soon as possible. I believe I may have been spoiled for a bit of the season premiere. :/ I’ll have to see…

  12. Chelsea says:

    I want a saddlebag for my kittycat! Jiji is just a little guy though, his would have to be a bit more petite. Quincy could get a saddlebag too though, that would be so chic and practical!

  13. musical says:

    Fresh fish lip tint! Only Tabs can wear it then ;).

  14. Branny43 says:

    Alright, I admit it–I’m a huge fan of Tabs and his work. Just had to tell you the Cat Ear Shadow made me literally laugh out loud!

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