YouTubeで人気の"まる"ちゃんのDVD付き写真集が発売されるそうです [猫グッズ]



2008年8月にYouTubeで愛らしい行動から話題を呼び、450万viewという閲覧数から昨年「YouTube VIDEO AWARD JAPAN2008」の「ペットと動物」部門で入賞した、mugumoguさんの"まる"君がDVD付きの本となり9月2日(2009年)に発売されるそうです

僕は2008年に開催された「My Pets Award by TOSHIBA」で"まる"くんを知りました


DVD写真集 まるです。

DVD写真集 まるです。

  • 作者: mugumogu
  • 出版社/メーカー: TOKIMEKIパブリッシング(角川グループパブリッシング)
  • 発売日: 2009/09/01
  • メディア: 単行本



にゃらん たび ムムムッ篇 [DVD]

にゃらん たび ムムムッ篇 [DVD]

  • 出版社/メーカー: ポニーキャニオン
  • メディア: DVD


Walkerplus ニュース“世界で一番見られた猫”のDVD付き写真集が発売!
YouTube:YouTube VIDEO AWARD JAPAN2008「ペットと動物」部門

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以前東芝さんで開催していた「My Pets Award by TOSHIBA」でグランプリに輝いたmugumoguさんの「特訓するねこ。」がYouTubeで人気のようです


伸びきった足がなんとも言えないです (^▽^)

飼い猫さんが喉をゴロゴロ鳴しながら鳴くのに飼い主さんの注意をより強く呼ぶ為にしているそうです [猫ニュース]

<仕事が部署変えで変わり、忙しくて暫く更新できませんでした m(_ _)m>

イギリスのサセックス大学(University of Sussex)で、動物の生態行動に関して研究しているチームが、猫さんの喉をゴロゴロ鳴らしながら高い周波数の鳴き声を合わせる事によって人間への要求を伝えているという研究結果を発表したそうです


研究チームのカレン・マコーム博士(Dr Karen McComb)は飼い猫の"ペポ"くん(Pepo)に度々起こされる事があり、どうして喉をゴロゴロらす音がこんなに気に障るのかと疑問に思っていて、共同執筆者のアンナ・テイラーさん(Anna Taylor)を含む猫友さんと話していたら他の猫さんも同じ様な行動をする事を知ったのだそうです






”Previous studies have found similarities between a domestic cat's cry and the cry of a human baby - a sound that humans are highly sensitive to. ”

偶に肩を落としたような感じで、子供が泣く様な鳴き方で鳴いている時があり、"どうしたの?"と声を掛けて撫でると”んにゃ?”って鳴いて振り向きます i|lil|Σ(´ω`ノ)il|il|
信頼関係にある人にしかしないようですが、猫さんに操られているようですね (^^;

[Cats 'exploit' humans by purring ]

See Pepo the cat employing his 'soliciting purr'

Cat owners may have suspected as much, but it seems our feline friends have found a way to manipulate us humans.

Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" to overpower their owners and garner attention and food.

Unlike regular purring, this sound incorporates a "cry", with a similar frequency to a human baby's.

The team said cats have "tapped into" a human bias - producing a sound that humans find very difficult to ignore.

Dr Karen McComb, the lead author of the study that was published in the journal Current Biology, said the research was inspired by her own cat, Pepo.

"He would wake me up in the morning with this insistent purr that was really rather annoying," Dr McComb told BBC News.

"After a little bit of investigation, I discovered that there are other cat owners who are similarly bombarded early in the morning."

While miaowing might get a cat expelled from the bedroom, Dr McComb said that this pestering purr often convinced beleaguered pet lovers to get up and fill their cat's bowl.

To find out why, her team had to train cat owners to make recordings of their own cats' vocal tactics - recording both their "soliciting purrs" and regular, "non-soliciting" purrs.

"When we played the recordings to human volunteers, even those people with no experience of cats found the soliciting purrs more urgent and less pleasant," said Dr McComb.

She and her team also asked the volunteers to rate the different purrs - giving them a score based on how urgent and pleasant they perceived them to be.

"We could then relate the scores back to the specific purrs," explained Dr McComb. "The key thing (that made the purrs more unpleasant and difficult to ignore) was the relative level of this embedded high-frequency sound."

"When an animal vocalises, the vocal folds (or cords) held across the stream of air snap shut at a particular frequency," explained Dr McComb. The perceived pitch of that sound depends on the size, length and tension of the vocal folds.

Impossible to resist: Cats use sounds that humans are "highly sensitive" to

"But cats are able to produce a low frequency purr by activating the muscles of their vocal folds - stimulating them to vibrate," explained Dr McComb.

Since each of these sounds is produced by a different mechanism, cats are able to embed a high-pitched cry in an otherwise relaxing purr.

"How urgent and unpleasant the purr is seems to depend on how much energy the cat puts into producing that cry," said Dr McComb.

Previous studies have found similarities between a domestic cat's cry and the cry of a human baby - a sound that humans are highly sensitive to.

Dr McComb said that the cry occurs at a low level in cats' normal purring. "But we think that (they) learn to dramatically exaggerate it when it proves effective in generating a response from humans."

She added that the trait seemed to most often develop in cats that have a one-on-one relationship with their owners.

"Obviously we don't know what's going on inside their minds," said Dr McComb. "But they learn how to do this, and then they do it quite deliberately."

So how does Dr McComb feel about Pepo now she knows he has been manipulating her all these years?

"He's been the inspiration for this whole study, so I'll forgive him - credit where credit's due."

AFP BB News:ネコののど鳴らす音、気づいて欲しいときは高周波 英研究
ペット大好き!WorldPetNews:◆ネコがのどを鳴らす理由に新説 実は飼い主をコントロールしていた!? 
BBC News:Cats 'exploit' humans by purring
University of Sussex:News:Research reveals how cats purrfect the art of exploitation
University of Sussex:Domestic cats:Inter-specific communication
サセックス大学:カレン・マコム博士(Dr Karen McComb)

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