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SUREFLAP – Microchip Cat Flap

“Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your sub-vocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents,
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.”

Ode To Spot

Lt. Commander Data
Stardate: 46164.2
Author, Clay Dole

sureflap_photo1.jpgPerhaps an over the top description of Felis Catus, but it’s never the less consoling to know that cats will be held with the same fascination and reverence in the Twenty Fourth Century as they have been throughout history, giving a unique poignancy to The Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap “that recognizes an ID chip implanted in your cat allowing you to keep track of him/her and making unwanted animals a thing of the past. No need for a collar or tag which can get lost or even worse. The microchip can be safely and painlessly implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades by your local vet.” Each microchip is numbered, and placed in a computer database and easily retrievable along with your address. Then if your pet gets disoriented, any vet equipped as a homing center can scan the animal, identify the number on the chip and voila, your precious is returned to you, safe and sound.

Perhaps in the future, a transporter device will be developed and your very special puddy cat will simply materialize back home, however for now the operation of the SureFlap couldn’t be simpler. “Once the unit is installed, mounted on any doorway and the batteries installed, the flap can be put into learn mode. The next time your cat passes through, the unique ID code of its chip is put into memory then unlocks whenever your cat wants to come into the house. Multiple cats are no problem. Up to 32 cats can be programmed into the flap at the same time.” This also allows you to determine the parentage of any unexpected kittens from the next generation, probably by one of the 31 other cats by providing DNA to create your very own computer feline database.

sureflap_photo2.jpgThere is also a manual lock, while in vet mode, “allowing your cat to enter the house and keeps him inside if he tries to escape for the next trip to the vet. An ingenious product available only in The United Kingdom and selected by UK’s leading Micro-chipping organization, AnimalCare, “the very first Identachip to be launched in the UK’s proud technological history. Over two million animals have benefited from secure identification.”

No price is mentioned, possibly a tribute to the Twenty Fourth Century – a place where money doesn’t exist in what appears to be a socialistic classless society without poverty. A time when the stock market or banks do not exist, having been abolished and everyone is free to pursue their Utopian dream. Even synthetic persons are allowed to have cats as their beloved pet.

My Percepto Rating is : 0~

5- Engaging
4- A wonderful compliment to Catbox 360
3- Catnip is to Cats as Marijuana’s to humans
2- Perhaps it can be adapted for children?
1- Peanut, The Three Eyed Cat
0- All this without ever mentioning Star Trek