Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 224

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs for Covercat Cheekers Blush

by Tabs the Cat

Tabs sat motionless in the shed, letting his eyes adjust to the darkness as the ringing in his ears from the once noisy generator subsided.


Soon, thanks to the sparse moonlight coming in through the one tiny window in the room, he could clearly make out shapes — the chair, his Louis Vuitton luggage and Chanel overnight bag, the generator, electric heater, the hole in the ice and the small wooden workman’s desk — and then details, like the lovely Chanel double C logo, the elegant Louis Vuitton pattern and a familiar-looking tool on top of the desk…

Can opener, he thought. That’s what his assistant called them. He never figured out how to make it work, but he knew that it could produce gravy. His assistant did it all the time.

Knowing it was here, he felt a tinge of relief. Maybe he could figure out how to use it if he had to. If his assistant could use it, it couldn’t be that hard.

Carefully, he walked over to the edge of the hole in the ice and peered down. Water gently lapped against the sides, but its depths were impenetrable, even to his efficient kitty eyes.

“Meow!” he called. Siri! Then he made his way around to the other side of the hole and tried again, louder this time. “Meow!!” Siri!!

No answer… Was she ignoring him, or somehow unable to reply?

“Mrf!” he huffed. Probably the former. These days, it’s just so hard to find good help.

It occurred to Tabs that he wouldn’t be in this situation had his assistant back at the office done her job. She was in charge of travel arrangements, after all, so this was entirely her fault.

“Mmrrrwww…” he grumbled. He was going to give her an earful when he got —

Tabs whipped around and focussed his senses intensely on the door. He heard something outside, something shuffling on the ice. His ears rotated on his head like tiny radar dishes trying to triangulate the source of the sound.

There! He heard it again. Something skilled in the art of espionage. It was close. Right behind the door, and it was big. Tabs could tell. Much bigger than a cat.

Then, the smell. Instinctively, Tabs arched his back to appear larger, triggered his claws and hissed loudly at the door.



If you enjoyed this little tale and would like to see Tabs continue the story, let him know in the comments. 🙂 And now, here are some pics from Tabs’ ever-growing kitty modeling portfolio.

Tabs for Elizabeth Arden Pikake Purr Perfume

Tabs for ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Archer

Tabs for Bath & Body Works Tender and Rugged Tabby

Tabs for Lancome Le Eiffel Tabby Nail Polish

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 see what else acclaimed kitty supermodel Tabs the Cat has been up to over the years, check out Sundays With Tabs, the Archives: From Anastasia to Zoya.


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  1. Phyrra says:

    Aww the B&BW is so cute! They’re all cute but I like that one especially.
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  2. Kim Taguiam says:

    Awww! Tabs is just the cutest! Happy new year to both of you! xx


  3. Heidi says:

    I anxiously await the next chapter in your adventure, Tabs, although Missy’s response is “oh, please as if a DOG would be any match for The Great Tabs!”

  4. Marla says:

    Tabs has such a stinkin’ exciting life.

  5. KPrice says:

    You are so clever. Have you thought about writing books?

  6. Erin says:

    I love this Tabs story! Keep it coming!
    You should write a book… Have you ever read the books by Shirley Rosseau Murphy? They’re about talking cats who solve crimes. I really love them when I need a relaxing read 🙂
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  7. Christine says:

    I have to know what happens :)! More of Tabs adventures please.

    And to the hard working assistant — I love the way you write. Keep it up please!

  8. Colleen says:

    More Tabs please:) Luv that boy!

  9. Chelsea says:

    I love Tabs in flannel, and I love the story!

  10. mn says:

    Hey Tabs, you look so handsome in your plaid shirt.
    I love how you end the weekly installments, it reminds me of the ‘choose your own adventures stories’.
    Karen, you really are a great writer- you really capture the spirit of how cats react to their environment (triangulating kittie ears- so true & sounds very James Bond).
    Thanks for all you do and much success in the coming year.

  11. Jane says:

    Amber and I are anxiously the next installment. Tabs, you are quite the writer.

  12. Lorraine ER says:

    Hahah, love the pics as always and def. want more Tabs story!
    You really are a talented writer, you know!

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