Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 254

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Sharing a moment with my assistant…

Dear friends and felines,

As you may already know, I spent the latter half of last week on staycation at my condo in Novato.


My assistant and her male associate went out of town, but they left me in capable hands with an experienced pet sitter, a flourishing pot of cat grass, a new tin of dried catnip, several cans of gravy in my favorite flavors and a promise to return “real soon.”

Of course I feigned indifference.

Because you and I have grown quite close, I feel that I can be honest with you. It’s rather embarrassing, but you see…I may have missed my assistant while she was gone. Maybe. Just a little.

Oh, sure. She gets under my fur a lot, does annoying things like picking me up while I’m napping in the sunshine (the nerve!) and calling me all sorts of ridiculous nicknames, like “Baby Cat” and “Mixy Bear.”

But that woman makes a mean can of gravy. No one — and I mean no one — prepares Fancy Feast like she does. I’ll give her that.

So today I got to thinking about, perhaps, getting her a token of my appreciation.

I researched all weekend long, trying to find that purrfect gift that says, “By no means do I need your help, but I wouldn’t resist if you tried to rub my tum or prepare my evening gravy.”

I’ve narrowed it down to the following list of cat-themed gifts, reproduced here for your consideration.

1. Lion Hat for Cats, $50

Sometimes you just gotta suck it up and take one for the team. Even though you may feel grumpy wearing this Lion Hat, it’s a surefire way to bring a smile to your assistant’s face.

Available now at the Nestasnest Etsy shop.

2. Cat Eyeglasses Sweater, $69.99

You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that your assistant will look smashing in this sweater.

Available now at ModCloth.

3. You’re Kitten Me Wedges, $49.99

Mint green feline-inspired wedges? You gotta be kitten me! These are purrfect for shoe-loving assistants with a quirky sense of style.

Available now at ModCloth.

4. Who You Lookin’ Cat Top, $34.99

Because two tabby cats are (usually) better than one, especially when it comes to printed baseball tees.

Available now at ModCloth.

5. Cats Map of the World, $23.68

Have I ever mentioned that my assistant has a thing for maps? This gift combines her love of cartography with cats. Genius!

Available now at the artPause Etsy shop.

6. Sunshine Pewter Hat, $14

Also filed under “Taking One for the Team.”

Available now at the iheartneedlework Etsy shop.

7. The 2014 Sleeping Cat Calendar, $11.99

It’s never too early to start plotting ways to put your uncanny cat reflexes, stunning good looks and style to good use. This calendar will help your assistant get a jumpstart on 2014.

Available now at ModCloth.

8. Black Cat Pendant, $4.80

If your assistant insists on wearing jewelry to the office, it may as well be interesting jewelry. For cats on a budget, there’s always this affordable Art Deco pendant.

Available now at the GreekArt Etsy shop.

9. Paw Me a Cup Tea Set, $49.99

Paws for a second while I prepare us cups of catnip tea with this charming set…

Available now at ModCloth.

10. Minimalist Cat Necklace, $34

Pet assistants who like clean lines would appreciate this simple, yet stylish, necklace.

Available now at the shoprarebird Etsy shop.

11. Dreams Come Mew Sweatshirt, $59.99

Make your assistant’s dreams come “mew” with this ethereal, laser-laden sweatshirt of pure kitten awesomeness.

Available now at ModCloth.

12. Cameo Cat Ear Lobe Plugs, $34

A lobe stretching gift for assistants with ear-pierced/piercing, edgy style who still love the classics.

Available now at the DinaFragola Etsy shop.

13. Tabby Hour Mug, $19.99

With this dainty mug, every hour is tabby hour on your assistant’s desk.

Available now at ModCloth.

14. White Cat Earrings, $19.01

Assistants of all ages will adore these cute white earrings.

Available now at the Clay & Clasp Etsy shop.

15. One Wise Kitty Socks, $7.99

They might make it a little harder to get a good swipe at your assistant’s ankles, but such is the price we pay for style.

Available now at ModCloth.

16. Sterling Silver Cat Necklace, $35

A must-have wear-to-work piece!

Available now at the lunahoo Etsy shop.

17. The Forest Flora Dress, $199.99

Pounce on this jungle print dress, ASAP!

Available now at ModCloth.

18. Fresh Take Leggings in Tabby, $29.99

Stretchy pants become a “do” with these tabby-print leggings.

Available now at ModCloth.

19. Meow for Measuring Cups, $34.99

These measuring cups might come in handy if your assistant ever feels inspired to make you a home-cooked meal.

Available now at ModCloth.

20. Etiquette Got Your Tongue Dish Towel, $14.99

Even if your assistant doesn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen, she’ll appreciate this cheeky dish towel.

Available now at ModCloth.

21. Fur Sighted Top, $29.99

This graphic cat top is out of sight!

Available now at ModCloth.

Who is Tabs the Cat? About six 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 addicts,

Karen and Tabs


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  1. Tiffany says:

    Awe….Tabs! I am sure they missed you too! I love he look on the cat”s face in the sunshine pewter hat!

    • Tabs says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      I’m sure they did. I’m trying to make them feel better by snuggling them whenever I get the chance. I’m too kind…I know.

      Love ya, always,

  2. Ruchita says:


    Thanks for curating such a fine collection of cat themed gifts. I will send this link to my employers in the hopes that they will surprise me with a little something for my birthday next month. For someone who likes to bake, the kitty measuring cups are pretty fantastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Clara says:

    Tabs, you are too funny! Pet assistant…love the way you write. And you have great taste. I’m sure your Fancy Feast server would love it if you wore a lion hat ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Rachel says:

    Love you Tabs! Check out the cat ring from Madewell, my new favorite store!

  5. Sasha says:

    A fine list Tabs! You would look adorable in the Lion Hat! ๐Ÿ˜€ Would love to know what you choose for your hard working and well-deserving Pet Assistant! Personally, I would love all of these, especially the Tea Cup set, it’s too cute!

    • Tabs says:

      Greetings Sasha,

      I’m pretty sure I could work that lion hat, too, although it would make me supremely grumpy.

      Isn’t that tea set purr-fect? If you come over I will make you a cup of catnip tea.


  6. Laure says:

    Aaaaaaaaargh, so many fab products listed!
    I adore the shoes, the necklaces, the tea set and the measuring cups. Also on my WANT list: the ear lobe plugs, the flora dress and the socks. Tabs, you’ve got some amazing taste.
    Laure recently posted … Swatches | Metallic Pomegranate Color Tattoo

  7. diana says:

    Haha I always enjoy your Tabs posts. So many great products! I especially love the minimalist cat necklace and forest flora dress.
    diana recently posted … Selena Gomez Celebrates in Style on 21st Birthday

  8. Heidi says:

    No, Tabs, NO! No “taking one for the team!” Protect your dignity at all costs and stay far away from silly crocheted and knitted items!

    Besides, you know your assistant loves a good wedge heel!

    Signed, your loyal friend who’s got your back,


  9. Denise S. says:

    Thanks Tabs for telling me about the cool Cat items,got the sweater and tee shirt for my daughter and a swimsuit for me. Just placed my order using your link!

  10. Wendy L. says:

    OMG, the lion hat pic is the cutest ever!

  11. Julia says:

    My owners, The Fatty and The General have demanded that I purchase the map and the wedges. Who am I to argue with such superior intelligence?
    Julia recently posted … DermOrganic Hair Care Review and Giveaway

  12. Alison says:

    I’ll take one of each.

  13. Elsa says:

    I LOVE the lions hat!!!! And the Kitty mint shoes!!!!!

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