Some cats are large. Tabs was too. In fact, he was larger than life. Almost 20 pounds of fierce feline fabulosity. I miss him so much this time of year. Every Christmas, I’m reminded of all the Tabs-ian misadventures he embarked upon, like the TIMEs — plural — he knocked over the Christmas tree. Yup, not just once. It was his thing for a while, but I digress… Here’s a look back a few years at a Christmas weekend starring Tabs. 🐱🎁🌲
Before we left the house yesterday, and actually I do this every time I leave for a trip, El Hub, Connor and I spent a long time telling Tabs that we love him, that we’re going to miss him, and that we hope he doesn’t throw any ragers while we’re gone.
It’s true, though. Whenever I go anywhere without Tabs, I feel like I leave part of my heart ? behind (although I don’t know if he cares that much about me, to be honest).
As you can see from these pics from his latest photo spread with his favorite pet sitter/freelance photographer, he was very excited about getting dressed up and celebrating Christmas Eve at the home office on his own.
He sent me a text earlier to ask if it was OK if his old CIA buddies came over for a visit, and at first I was like, “You were in the CIA”? And he said, “Mrow,” which, loosely translated to human speak, means, “Yes, how could you have not known? I didn’t exactly keep it a secret.”
Of course, being in the Christmas spirit, I told him “sure,” so, as you’re reading this, half a dozen CIA kitties have descended upon Novato, California, and nobody knows or has any idea what’s going on, because they’re sneaky like that…
Oh! — Tabs let me pick out his Christmas tie this year (I guess he was feeling generous). I went with red and white because I thought the red would play off the green in his eyes, and the candy pattern is symbolic of his sweetness. 🙂
Before we left the house, El Hub tucked several treat into Tabs’s stocking, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tabs tucked some presents underneath the tree for us, too.
Wishing you and your kitty family a very meowy Christmas,