Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 551

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 551

This is very hard to do, and I’m trying to do it without falling apart, but I can’t guarantee that I won’t…

If you’ve been with MBB since the beginning, you know that one of the cornerstones of the blog is Tabs, our — and I mean our as in all of us — our sweet, sassy kitty model extraordinaire.

There’s no easy way to tell you this, but my constant companion for the last 12 years will soon be leaving this earth.

We got news from the vet last week that Tabs has terminal cancer, and that if we’re lucky, he’ll be with us for anywhere from three to six weeks.

Not even that is a guarantee, though. He could be here for a day, two days… I just don’t know. And it’s been difficult to process all of this. On one hand, part of me wants to say, “You sweet, sweet cat. You came home to say goodbye to us and to let us have more time with you, and even as you’re on the kitty runway to heaven, you’re allowing me, El Hub, Connor and all of your fans to spend a little extra time with you, and to try to fathom how it’s going to be when you’re gone, just to allow us to love you a little bit longer.”

I can’t believe that this cat who has taught me so many things about love, and the unconditional giving of love, is still teaching me things… How to grieve and how to mourn.

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