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article imageBBC's 'The Secret Life of the Cat' peeks at daily life of felines

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 13, 2013 in Entertainment
Wonder what your cat does when you sleep or leave the house? A new BBC show sought answers and the show, 'The Secret Life of the Cat' debuts this week. Researchers stuck GPS trackers on 50 cats to cat-ch them going about their day - and night.
Horizon Prods. worked with researchers from the Royal Veterinary College and their GPS tracking devices kept a birds eye on 50 cats in Shamley Green, a small village in Surrey in England.
Researchers discovered that the cats rarely went into fields outside the boundaries of the village itself. The devices were placed upon the cats last April and found cats fighting, cats snooping about the house and at night cats sneaking into the neighbour's to raid a rival cat's food bowl. Naturally, it also found cats simply - sleeping.
Sales for GPS trackers for cats up
A result of the program - this before it even aired - is that cat-owners in the U.K. are going out and buying their own tracking devices. Sales figures show that as word of 'The Secret Life of the Cat' built last week, G-PAWS GPS Data Recorder sales went up 350 percent.
“The main reason is many owners have a cat that disappear for a long time and they want to know where it’s been,” Peter Callaway, who owns a company marketing the devices, Pawtrax, told the Independent. “There was one cat that kept coming back smelling of ladies’ perfume and they used our device to track it down to a neighbour’s house.”
No word on when the program might be viewable online.
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