The team is going to examine some strange goings-on
between the cats and Hanover Street
to see if they can translate this language
and decipher what they’re really up to.
Here is one cat they’ve been watching for the last three weeks.
He was the undisputed king of his half of the street
until Prince appeared on the scene.
Ozzy’s losing his throne
and he is very grumpy about it.
他是一只更年轻的 灰白色的 好战的猫
It’s a younger male, a grey cat, who is a fighter,
his ears notched in a few places.
And he dosen’t run away when Ozzy shouts at him.
The scientists didn’t know
why Prince was prepared to fight for his right
to own this particular street.
So they decided to put him under surveillance.
They asked the other owners what they knew.
He definitely lives on our street.Doesn’t he ?
He’s on Hanover.Or he acts like he just runs out at street.
If I leave the door open, he will try to break into my house
and eat pussy cat’s food.
They found Prince spent more time on the street
than almost any other cat.
Definitely recognized Prince.
And he’s been meowing at our door and coming for a few times.
Prince isn’t just meowing.
Cat behavior expert Dr. Sarah Ellis
has spotted some of the other ways he’s trying to communicate.
He spends a lot of time out on the street.
And he is very very confident.
You can see how he rushed over to the person here filming.
And what he is doing here is what we call social rule.
So it’s a positive behavior.
And we know that because
the cat is exposing its stomach its belly area.
And it wouldn’t do that
if they feel very very vulnerable,
if they were worried about that person
because that is their most sensitive area.
And it isn’t just exposed tummy on display.
Prince is also curling the tip of his tail.
Generally if the cat was in a real negative state
but the whole tail would be moving and thrashing.
The end of the tail is often
for example, when the cat is friendly
the end of the tail would be curled round
so you often see the soft tip of the tail.
Rumors has it that
Prince’s owner has left him with flatmates while abroad.
So it is Prince trying to get noticed
and find someone else to take care of him.
He has been regularly coming around about 3 weeks now
He is sweet and he normally went vocal
and he’s very bold. He definitely wants to come in
hmm I feel like he is trying to sort of get a second home.
He meows at the door.
I think he knows he’s with a catlover
when he comes down here
Cats like Prince are doing something remarkable.
They’ve learnt how to communicate with people
and the meows and body language are most likely to work.
And when they speak our language,
we can’t help but love them.
Timmy is my aristocrat.
She is long and elegant.
She has got a touch of simitar about
a lovely narrow little face and these lovely little ears.
They are tapping into something deep rooted within us.
We love our cats because they
they love us.
They are everything to me.
She is like the last jigsaw of our family.
And she really makes our family be together.