As I sit here typing this on my laptop in my dining room, I still have sand between my toes, salt water in my fur…
Actually, in my hair, but the word, “fur,” slipped out because throughout our entire trip down to San Simeon and Hearst Castle this weekend (I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow), I kept thinking about how much Tabs loved beaches.
Some of his most historically successful, legendary kitty modeling photo shoots occurred ocean side. Waikiki on Oahu in Hawaii, and the Central California Coast, were among his favorite beach locales, and not just for kitty modeling work. He also loved them for relaxation and fun.
Traveling with him as his professional pet assistant on these jaunts was always a little stressful for me, though, because, as you can imagine, Tabs had to have the best of everything — the softest Cal king bed, the most epic ocean view, 24-hour on-site masseuses, the freshest fish. Those trips were never really vacations for me, but it made me happy to keep the boss satisfied.
This one time he had me shut down the entire Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk just so he could go on every ride without having to wait in line. That took a lot of finagling on my part, but the best part about it was that Tabs actually let me ride with him. I’ll never forget us walking up and down the boardwalk eating cotton candy and riding that rickety roller coaster together.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,