by Janet Blue on April 13, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday




As we always do, we are participating in Angel  Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday (Two Spoiled Cats). This week the challenge letter is “R.” Mauricio, as he often does, wrote this week’s poem. To read or find links to other “R” poems, click on the badge above.

The Roaming Cat

My name is Mauricio, and I like to roam around.
I am the sheriff and guardian of this here town.
This is my neighborhood and you best not forget it.
‘Cause if you do, you soon will regret it.
When you least expect it, I’ll hunt you down,
Grab you and wrestle you to the ground.
Then I’ll bite you and smack you so hard
Your teeth will fly out right into the yard.
I’ve been around these parts for 13 years,
And I’ll tell you right now I have no peers.
If you enter my yard you shouldn’t be braggin’,
Or you’ll find yourself in my hooligan wagon.
And I’ll haul you away to parts unknown
So you’ll never be able to find your way home.
My name is Mauricio, and I like to roam about.
I am always prepared. I am a Cat Scout.
So take this message as a fair warning.
You’re not wanted here be it night or morning.

© Mauricio Blue 04/12/2017

Okay, at age 13, I really don’t roam around much anymore. Mostly I stick to the yard and the front porch on one of the rockers. And even in my youth, I didn’t go anywhere but in the neighbors’ yards, around the block, in the alley and across the street to bug Lily Olivia, who would sleep on the neighbor’s porch to get away from me.

But, I wanted to tell you about a really cool product, and I thought my poem would make a good lead-in. It is called a Tabcat Safe & Found by Loc8tor, and you can see it on my collar in this photo.




What you are looking at is a flexible silicon disc that slips onto my collar. The Tabcat is inside. It is so light weight (.2 ounces), I don’t even know I have it on, which is great as I wear my collar 24/7.

So you are probably wondering what a Tabcat Safe a& Found does. The following is from the Tabcat website:

Tabcat is the revolutionary tracking device that lets you find your missing pet. Attaching easily to your cat’s collar, the device is lightweight yet robust enough to stay on whatever they get up to.

With an astonishing degree of accuracy it will guide you to within one inch of your cat’s location. Because it has no ongoing cost, the Tabcat tracker is more effective and affordable than GPS or other similar locating systems.

The dual directional handset picks up the signal from the tag on your cat’s collar and then tells you which way to walk to find them.

A single red light tells you that you’re in range. Then as you walk in the right direction and get closer, the lights go to amber and then green guiding you right to your cat.

The Tabcat Safe & Found will help locate me within 400 feet of the handset. The handset can find me in the house or if I have wandered from the yard. It’s perfect for outdoor or even indoor cats. If you have a cat who takes any opportunity to sprint out the door if left open, you need the Tabcat Safe & Found. (Tabcat is not meant to replace a microchip or collar I.D. tag.)

TabcatThe Tabcat comes with the handheld locator device that can track up to four cats. Also included are two water-resistant Tabcat trackers with batteries and cases for attaching to your cat’s collar. A set of two additional trackers can be purchased separately. (Unfortunately for us, one of the Tabcat devices was not operational, even after we installed a new battery. Had it been, Misty May would have it on her collar.)

The Tabcat Safe & Found is manufactured in the U.K. and can be purchased directly from their web-site. It is also available on Amazon.com.

To learn how you can train your cat to come home on demand or to read testimonials from some of the tens of thousands of satisfied cat guardians, visit the Tabcat web-site by clicking on the link above.

Mom wishes this technology and the Tabcat had been available when our now angel, Louise, disappeared into our neighbor’s basement for two weeks or on those nights years ago when either she or Lily Olivia decided they wanted to stay outside all night. Being able to track them down would have saved our mom many sleepless nights.

We are pleased to have had the opportunity to try out this product, and we recommend it to all cat guardians for its ability to help you find your missing kitty as well as for the peace of mind it offers.

Disclaimer: Kitties Blue received the TabCat Safe & Found by Loc8tor free of charge to test and review. We were not financially compensated for this post nor told what to write. The opinions are completely those of Kitties Blue and their human based on our experiences.

Thankful Thursday



We also are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. This week we are thankful for the kindness of Cat Scout Mango’s mom, Brenda. Brenda paints cat portraits as gifts for friends. She began painting Fiona’s portrait about the same time our sweet girl received her wings. After painting the portrait Brenda entered it in an art show, so we just recently received it.

Mom, Dad Tom and all the Kitties Blue thank Brenda for her kindness in gifting this to us.




To enter the Thankful Thursday blog hop, click on Brian’s badge above.




Brian April 20, 2017 at 9:21 am

That was a fun poem Mau! That tracker is pretty cool and so is that portrait. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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mommakatandherbearcat April 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm

We love your poem, Mau. Allie’s a lucky girl to have tamed your wild ways 🙂
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William's Kith & Kin April 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

That sure sounds like a great device! Our mom’s original cat disappeared for a month once, and Mom was beside herself. When she finally came back, it was clear she’d gone off to a fat farm. 😉

We love the portrait of Fiona.
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The Island Cats April 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

We would never mess with you, Mau! We’ve got one of those tracker things too…we’re still trying it out. That’s a great drawing of Fiona. How special.
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da tabbies o trout towne April 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

guyz…yur poem total lee rockz…..troo lee !!!! we gived it 984 paws up N then again 🙂
N how veree veree thought full of mango & brenda two send ewe the painting; itz awesum 🙂 N we noe Fiona lovez it two ♥♥

The Swiss Cats April 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

That’s a wonderful poem ! The locator sounds like a very useful device. Purrs
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McGuffy's Reader April 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

That is a great collar idea. It looks so big, though. Chloe Jo has no neck to speak of. I wonder if they offer this in different sizes. I wish i had this for my stays years ago. I always wondered about their journeys. Hugs.
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Scout Mango April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

K is for DucK and Kover in a Tornado! Long before me, Mom had 4 kitties, Ebony, Ivory, Harmony, and Melody, they lived in remote Falcon, Colorado.A Tornado wasn’t announced. It just showed up one day, June 20, 1995. Mom and 9 yr old Justin jumped out of their truck(beKuz GOD told Mom to leave the trucK and to rununder the front porch! They Lied down and Mom Kovered Justin.Once it was over, All kitties were found but tiny HARMONY! She found a hole deep in the guts of the house and it tooK an Hourc to find her.I,,Mango, thinK I would have loved Harmony! She had a KAT MOJO similar to what I hope to have too! Me, Mango, the more MOJO Outgoing KAT

mariodacat April 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

You are always so poetic. That was a great poem, and we like the tracking device too. M said she’ll think about getting one just in case I sould ever get outside without M and D around. I don’t usually do htat, but M says you never know what a kitty might do.
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Brian April 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

That was a great poem and a really cool tracking device! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Ellen Pilch April 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

That is a beautiful painting of Fiona, how sweet of Brenda to do that for you. I didn’t know you kitties went outside, I am glad you do not roam far though. That tracker is a great idea, sadly, in my area it would probably lead to a coyote’s stomach.
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The Florida Furkids April 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

Dearest Mau,

NO ROAMING! You stay put and SAFE!

Your WIFE,

ps….your poem was great and you look so handsome in your collar…..sending you bazillion smoochies and tons of love.
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The J-Cats April 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

We love Mauricio’s poem. We can envisage him declaiming it, rapper style!
The tracker device looks interesting. But We are totally indoor cats and NOBODY is going to put any kind of a collar on Us.
Purrs to you all.
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The Menagerie Mom April 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

Oh, this is such a purrfect post! First of all, Mauricio, this just became one of our favorite poems. No joke, we love this fun rhyme! Also, we think the TabCat Safe & Found is such a good idea. We think our neighbor’s kitty needs one, as he tends to disappear sometimes, the poor boy. And, of course, we love this beautiful art of Angel Fiona. Beautiful.
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Sammy April 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

That is a VERY cool locating device! Nice that it doesn’t require a cell phone to use too because some of us don’t use them. Also we absolutely LOVE Mauricio’s “R” poem today! I’d say that even though his roaming days are over, he’s still the Sheriff and keeps your yard safe from varmints……….! Nice that you have been gifted with a painting of Fiona done by a Cat Scout Mom.

Hugs, Pam and the boys
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Summer April 13, 2017 at 2:48 am

This sounds like an awesome device – my human would consider getting it to put on my harness any time she had to leave me in a hotel room (in case anything were to happen and I got out).

I love the painting of Fiona too!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 13, 2017 at 2:44 am

That would be a great item here since Minko seems to be an expert at finding new ‘hidey holes’ at inopportune moments when I need to feed him before I go to work, for instance…and I don’t mean putting noms in a bowl, I have to literally put it in his mouth…

What a sweet painting of Fiona.

Sabina Ayne April 13, 2017 at 1:09 am

What a cool product!if any of my babies went outside any more I would get this for certain!
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Deziz World April 13, 2017 at 12:48 am

Dat’s pawsum. We need to write our review as well. This is a vusy month fur sure. MOL

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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