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.