Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 221

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Tabs for MAC How the Cat Stole Christmas

I remember working at jobs where things would slow down this time of year.


Slowly but surely, the office would empty as people, one by one, went home for the holidays. Meetings would get cancelled, people would spend half the day shopping at their desks for presents online, and everyone just sort of pushed off as much as possible until the new year.

Ah, the good old days…

That’s not at all how it is working for Tabs. Here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC, this is our busiest time of year.

Awards shows, TV holiday specials, star-studded celebrity gala events and advertising campaigns for limited edition holiday releases — right now we’re a 24/7 operation. I don’t even get a weekend off until next year.

Like today, Tabs had me out shopping for linens and place settings for his big annual holiday shindig.

It’s this huge party he throws every year for everyone who’s anyone in the kitty modeling business. Hundreds of cats fly in from all over the world. There’s a hosted gravy bar, catnip cocktails, a huge seawater aquarium stocked with ahi, a play area outside. Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, is on hand to give free consultations and complimentary cat massages.

It’s total cat heaven. Problem is, it’s my responsibility to set everything up. While Tabs is off on some exotic location somewhere shooting his kitty modeling ads, I’m trying to figure out how many ahi a 100,000-gallon fish tank can support.

I don’t know…10,000?

But really, it’s not all bad. I get to see and do some really neat things. I’m busy, and it’s stressful, but right now in my life I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Oh! — I almost forgot. Here are the latest kitty modeling pics from Tabs. 🙂

Tabs for the Illamasqua Cat Invasion Collection

Tabs for the OCC Wheel of Feline Fortune Collection

Tabs for the OPI Lunar Outpost Collection

Tabs for LUSH Pine-y Bubbles Cat Soap

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. There’s a lot more Tabs to love in the Makeup and Beauty Blog archives.

P.P.S. If it’s not Sunday at midnight yet on the West Coast, you still have time to enter this weekend’s giveaway for a $50 eGift card to Sephora. I’m just sayin’.


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So far, 8 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Melissa says:

    Omg! I love Tab’s modeling pictures! I can’t wait to see them in Kitty Vogue.

  2. Heidi says:

    Missy is too lazy to text tonight, so Ms. Thang would like me to pass along a message to Tabs: “So, I’ll bring the “special” catnip brownies to the festivities as previously discussed…”

    I’m soooo staying out of this!

  3. Marla says:

    Your Tabs stories are so good.

  4. Dominique says:

    LOL ” Lunar Outpost ” great Karen !

  5. Bregit says:

    Hi Karen,

    I wish you would make a story about Tabs everyday, I like reading it:)


  6. Nina says:

    Pine-y Bubbles is so clever!

  7. Hahahaha – Wheel of Feline Fortune! 😀 Karen, you’re always so good at coming up with clever ideas, and your Photoshop skills always impress me. Keep ’em coming! I enjoy these posts sooooo much!
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  8. Jill says:

    Love your blog and love your kitty stories! Tabs is lucky to have such a great kitty mommy:)

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