Tabs was a big personality. He was like a movie star in his own life, and he was always surprising us. I swear, every single day he did something that made me shake my head in amazement. He was truly larger than life.
But, you know, that cat also had quirks. Like most cats do. I mean, he did some things that were just…unexplainable. For instance, he always — and I’m talking about years here — always hopped up on on the bed from the same side. It was always the right. Never the left.
I guess you could say he was many things, including incredibly consistent about his bedtime ritual.
You tell me… I have no idea. It was just one of the mysteries of the world, and I think once I tried to get him to climb up from the opposite side, and he nearly short circuited. He grumbled, hopped down and raced out of the room.
Some may say it was good old-fashioned cat neurosis, but I attribute it to his incredible discipline. After all, you can’t build a global kitty modeling empire without consistency, and he took his beauty sleep as seriously as he took posing.