If you’ve been following my little blog for some time now, you will know how our cat Boots used to go astray, at one point, she was gone for over a year. We thought we’ve lost her. We went from worry, to actually accepting that maybe it was meant to be, and wished her well. Of course all the while she was living with that crazy cat woman, but then my husband found her, we moved away and as they say, the rest is history.
Does your cat like to stray just like Boots? If you’re a cat owner like us, worry no more – Tab Cat might just be the answer for you.
What is Tab Cat?
It is a pet locator. The pack comes with two Homing Tags and a locator handset. It’s very easy to use. All you need to do is activate the handset battery, register the tags you’re going to use on your pets, stick it in splash proof case and attach it to your pet’s collar. Then it’s ready to use.
The pack comes with the locater, two homing tags, with two splash proof cases. If you have more than two cats, you can order additional homing tags for them.
How far can you track your pet?
The range is impressive too and can reach up to 122m/400 feet (if the cat is on a tree). But of course it will be less if you’re trying to locate them through doors or walls. Just keep walking and searching till it picks up its signal again.
We tried it on Boots. But the thing with our cat, ever since we moved, we’ve never had a problem with her. She comes and goes as she pleases, and always comes back. As mentioned on some previous posts, she seems to prefer to be indoors too, than the outdoors. Ever since we moved, she’s a changed cat.
But T and I were still curious, so we put the Tab Cat homing tag on her, even though she was just taking a nap on the chair by the window. We went out and pretended we were looking for her in the garden. And of course, T was in her Belle costume, after all, that’s what you do on weekends right? Wear ballgowns and go traipsing in your garden, pretending to be in search of your cat.
It made a few beeps, especially when T pointed it to a direction.
I told T to walk back towards the house.
The beeps became more frequent as we walked towards the house…
And as T stood outside the window, pointing to where Boots was lazily napping on the armchair, the beeps and the green light were out, signalling we were indeed very close.
And then it went crazy, the beeps were louder and the green light was in full blast. Little T said, “There you are Boots! We found you!”.
Boots gave us a “You humans are weird. You knew I was here all the while” look. Yawned, and went back to sleep.
I drafted this post in the afternoon, by evening, when Boots went out for the night, before going to bed, my husband and I decided to try it out. I pressed her assigned tag on the locator, it beeped, and then the green light came on, I called out to Boots, since I knew she was nearby and true enough, I heard her little bell and she came back in the house with us. I’m really pleased it works.
We’ve put the other tag on Doc, since he’s the one who likes to go out and go galavanting through the fields and annoy the cows. Let’s see what happens …
Would you be interested in using a cat-tracker or have you tried this before?
*PR sample. All photos and words by Little Steps.