I’m feeling very thoughtful today — and apparently very generous as well. After my morning modeling routine (I practice daily to keep my edge), I had a long conversation with my assistant about her Thanksgiving work schedule.
Rather than requiring her to work her regular schedule, purr usual, for the first time in Tabs the Cat Industries history, I’m giving her the day off.
Am I getting soft in my later years? No. But I do appreciate loyalty. I also strongly believe that it’s important to recognize exceptional employees, which is why I’ll be spending this Thanksgiving with mine.
I know it’s unorthodox for executives to mingle with the support staff over the holidays, but while my assistant was giving me my mid-morning shiatsu massage, she started getting emotional, saying how much she loves being my companion, how I’ll always be her “oldest baby” (What’s that about? I have no idea!), and how she hopes we’ll be able to spend many more Thanksgivings together.
Although I pride myself on my ability to “keep it together,” I couldn’t help it. I got a little emotional, too.
It got me thinking about…everything. Fame. Food. Lurvies. Gratitude. I have so much to be thankful for, least of which is that I have a roof over my head, because when you grow up on the streets like I did, you don’t take that kind of thing for granted.
And my fans. They’ve been so supportive over the years. They’re the best fans in the whole entire world. Without them, I’d be just another drop-dead gorgeous cat.
I’m also thankful I’ve been able to continue kitty modeling at a peak level for almost 10 years. How many other cats out there get to say that they’ve lived their dreams?
I feel like I can also say that I’ve made a difference in the world, and of that, I’m proud. I’ve brought joy to other cats and people through my modeling and philanthropy.
Above all, I’m thankful for the people who mean the most to me, and that’s why I’ll be spending Thanksgiving at home.
James Franco and the rest of the crew will just have to entertain themselves without me. No jet-setting or party hopping for me this year. Just a cozy day at home with my favorite assistant and her male companion/my personal trainer.
I’m really looking forward to watching movies, spending time with loved ones and eating all day long. Maybe I’m just getting sentimental (or just hungrier and lazier, haha!) in my old age, but that sounds great to me.
Thank you for listening, diary. I’ll try to save you some turkey and gravy, haha. No guarantees!
I hope this is the best Thanksgiving ever.