Monday, April 02, 2007

Meerkat Manor - a question


Meerkat Manor – best thing by far on TV right now. What I don’t understand is how the meerkats communicate decisions. For instance, when boss bitch Flower decides to lead her gang against the Lazuli for the umpteenth time, how does she tell hopeless Youssarian that he's "it" to guard her pups that day? Does she point her nose at him or something? Telepathy? Everyone knows their duty, but how? I find it irritating that the Cambridge University meerkat spies don’t fill in these essential causal links.

6 comments:

Susan Hill said...

Oh I am SO pleased you have mentioned them... I think the meerkats are the best viewing for years... so alert, so intelligent looking, so quick.. I could do with being a meerkat. I keep telling people who give me strange looks.. so least you won`t do that MA

Arcati said...

Meerkats are second only to pussy cats in my view. The parallels between meerkats and human beings are troublingly innumerable. My only wish is that the little creature didn't chew millipedes live.

Dahlia said...

GOOD QUESTION, Madame A. - about who draws up the babysitting rota - just what I wondered myself. Who left VALIANT SHAKESPEARE (my hero) to his death incurred whilst single-handedly defending the babysitting burrow from the Lazuli? Or did he volunteer to stay, absolutely Madame Arcati?
I can't bear it, is he really dead? Why didn't the TV team go and find his corpse down the coal mine tunnels and give him a decent burial? I wept buckets for Shakespeare.
p.s. Hooray for Mozart and how tall is thirty centimetres in inches?

Dahlia said...

p.p.s. Do Meerkats look more like cats, little dogs, rats or kangaroos?

Arcati said...

I think meerkats are about a foot long, quite titchy really. They look more like stoats to me, but with longer legs and arched backs, and don't look feline at all, except perhaps when they crouch face on. I hope that Cambridge University is doing more than just weighing and measuring - and that radio collar round Flower's neck looks a bit big to me.

meerkatpsycho said...

Hmmmmm the only thing i can think of to answer your question is its just what they feel is the right thing to do. Like take babysitting duty. I think they just don't go with the others when they forage. ex. if Shakespeare (R.I.P, i miss you so much) saw that all the meerkats where going to eat he would stay there to protect the pups. Sentry is a little different. I think they just look up every minute or if a meerkats full then the just look up. I really don't know the true answer this is just what I think. Go to my blog its all about meerkats.