Hello, buddy. I hope all is nicely. How’s it going the place you’re? Dry, I hope. Or are you additionally reveling beneath the watery pleasure of an atmospheric river?
Oh, sure, we’re nonetheless coping with the rain out right here in once-sunny California. I feel we’ve solely had two clear days since mid-December.
It’s raining right here once more, and I used to be wanting again via the weblog archives right this moment with a cup of espresso once I came across the next installment of Sundays With Tabs from September 13, 2015.
I received a little bit verklempt, not gonna lie…
Right here’s a reposting of that entry.
To my tabby boy on the market throughout the Rainbow Bridge, I miss you, buddy. Love you a lot. See you once more sometime. 🌈
Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Make-up and Magnificence Weblog Mascot, Vol. 363
I do know that you realize rather a lot about Tabs via his modeling, philanthropy and different endeavors — his fabulous life — however right here’s a glance behind the glam at what it’s actually prefer to stay with Tabs on a day-to-day foundation.
I fear typically that he’s older than I all the time thought he was
I mentally put together myself — scratch that. I preserve making an attempt to mentally put together myself for the day once I get up, and I don’t have Tabs there to greet me.
I can’t even deal with the thought… It makes me so unhappy. 🙁
A number of months in the past, we took him to the vet for his common checkup, and the vet stated, “I feel he could also be a little bit older than we initially thought he was…” His eyes aren’t as brilliant as they as soon as had been, and he’s beginning to decelerate. He’s additionally getting ornerier, and he sleeps extra through the day.
I fear that I won’t have the time I believed I’d have with him, and I do know that appears very grasping of me and self-centered, however I can’t assist it. I simply need my companion to stay endlessly.
I take into consideration amassing his whiskers…
A pair weeks in the past I discovered certainly one of his little whiskers — I name ’em little whiskees — whereas cleansing the lounge, and his whiskees are attention-grabbing in that they aren’t all white. A few of them are black, and a few of them are black with little sections of white.
I picked it up, and I walked as much as El Hub and requested, “Do you assume it could be too loopy cat girl if I saved all of Tabs’s whiskees?” as a result of I’d been fascinated by how when he lastly goes to cross the rainbow bridge, I gained’t have something of his with me, and El Hub stated, “Sure, that may be very loopy cat girl of you.”
So I threw it out…however you realize what? I’m gonna begin amassing his whiskees anyway, after which when he lastly goes away, I’m most likely going to unfold his ashes on the hill behind us, as a result of he loves being outdoors.
I really feel responsible typically once I see out of doors kitties lounging round
Oh, Tabby, I want you possibly can be the skin cat that I do know you see your self as, all the time operating round, chasing issues and lounging about.
After I see kitties outdoors, particularly on the finish of the day having fun with the sundown or napping, I want Tabs may have that very same luxurious, however I do know that it’s most likely safer for him to spend the evenings indoors. The place we stay right here in Novato, there are large open areas with coyotes (we see them rather a lot) and different predators round.
He will get all “bitey” now
Generally I ponder the place my candy cat has gone, or if he’s simply briefly on hiatus.
Tabs has been doing this factor currently that we name “being bitey.” He’s all the time been a really candy cat, and he nonetheless is, however currently he’s gotten extra aggressive with biting. He’ll nip my elbows or my shoulder whereas we’re simply enjoyable, and I feel it’s as a result of we lately modified his meals. Tabs will get three meals a day now of moist meals — morning, afternoon and night time (his physician thought it could be higher for his well being), however he used to have free-range entry to a bowl crammed with crunchies, so I feel he’s performing out.
Generally he’s so needy, nevertheless it’s very candy
Tabs is a little bit needier than a lot of the cats I’ve identified. He’s very people-oriented, and he likes to be round his peeps on a regular basis. He follows us round wherever we go in the home. If we’re in the lounge watching TV, he’ll come downstairs and sleep on “the forbidden chair,” which was once the forbidden chair…however now it’s simply his chair. Or he’ll sleep on the other facet of the room, simply so long as he’s in the identical room with us. He always needs to be round me or El Hub, however we adore it.
Late-night lurvies once I go to the lavatory in the midst of the night time
I’m pregnant now, and I am going to the lavatory — not kidding — three or 4 occasions in the midst of the night time, however Tabs doesn’t appear to grasp that these toilet breaks aren’t associated to him partying.
I feel that he thinks that each time I am going to the lavatory, then come again to mattress and lie down, it’s solely for his amusement, as a result of he’ll bounce on the mattress, crawl on high of me and begin purring. Then he’ll begin kneading my hair and giving me head-butts. And he does this a number of occasions an evening, each time I am going to the lavatory.
He goes into supervisory mode each morning
I joke on a regular basis about Tabs being my boss as a result of typically it actually does seem to be he’s my boss! 🙂 Like within the mornings, once I first sit down at my desk, the very first thing he does is stroll into my workplace and lie down on the ground behind my chair to wash whereas maintaining a tally of me. Mainly, he’s supervising and ensuring I’m doing my work.
I feel it’s humorous, however actually, I feel it’s largely as a result of that room is the warmest room and will get essentially the most solar within the morning.
Generally when he goes for walks he simply likes to sit down within the entrance stoop and go searching
Tabs likes to go for walks on his harness, however typically he doesn’t need to wander round our little circle or go exploring down the hill. Generally he’s simply completely happy to be a little bit guard cat sitting in entrance of the home, the place he can go searching and watch the birds.
I feel he actually enjoys that.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,