The man known as “Bobby the Cat” had been a fixture in Stokes’ life.
In a town where it is common to see a cat, he was the mascot.
They would often dance in the street.
But after Stokes, he had a dark secret.
In his late teens, he became the subject of a court case.
When his girlfriend found out, she was left devastated.
“I can’t explain it,” she says.
“We were in the car with the car keys, and I said to him: ‘You’ve got the keys, you’ve got everything.’
“It was one of those moments when you just knew that this man had got to be the answer to all these questions,” she explains. “
“What’s he been doing with that cat? “
It was one of those moments when you just knew that this man had got to be the answer to all these questions,” she explains.
“What’s he been doing with that cat?
Why did he do this to him?
Why was he leaving a cat behind?”‘
You’re just a dog’ It started with a small misunderstanding in the early 1990s.
At the time, there was a new breed of dog.
The American Staffordshire terrier was a breed that people had seen in films like The Maltese Falcon and the movie The Lion King.
But they had never seen one like this.
“Bob the Dog” had a small body, a short muzzle and short legs.
And his ears were large and round, not like the other breeds, the researchers say.
“When he was first adopted he was quite a bit smaller than the other dogs, and he was a very playful dog,” says researcher Mark Wood of the University of Manchester.
“He would chase a ball around the garden and you would hear him chasing around the back of a horse.”
A picture of a dog with a large ear and a short body and short muzzle is a bit of a giveaway, says Dr Wood.
The researchers have been studying the history of dogs from the 19th century, looking at the breeds that were used by humans and the dogs that were adopted by them. “
But I would never call him a Labrador because he’s so different from a Labrador.”
The researchers have been studying the history of dogs from the 19th century, looking at the breeds that were used by humans and the dogs that were adopted by them.
“So this is where we start to go to, really, the origins of these dogs,” says Dr Stokes.
The history of the dog is rich, but the dogs have their own history.
It starts with the Englishman Charles Dickens, who wrote The Jungle Book in 1884.
“In The Jungle,” the author writes, the cat is called “Bunny” and the “Cat” and “Bomber” and all the other animals are called “Lads” or “Boys”.
“But there is a certain sense of humour in it,” he says.
And the stories in the book are all about the dog.
“There are the stories of the old dog and the dog and its cat, the old cat and the old wolf,” says Wood.
The story goes that the dog had once been a “cat-fancier”.
In the early 1800s, it was introduced to London as a “fetching cat”, he says, “and then as a cat-fisher”.
“That was the last dog that came from the old village and the village was a cat hunting village,” says Prof Wood.
And so it was, he says: the cat and its old hunter were inseparable.
But in the 1850s, the dogs became a “sitter” in the cat house, the dog being left outside.
The dogs became part of the cat household and the cat was “brought into the house as a companion” he says and became “a cat-finder”.
The dogs eventually made their way into the cat den, and the cats started to look for their old “sitters” to take care of them.
Then they started to move into the houses of the people, too.
But it was a strange situation for the dogs and their owners.
The owners could never figure out why the dogs were acting in a way that was different from what their cats were doing, and so they tried to solve the problem by training the dogs to become their friends.
“They were very good at training the dog to do this,” he said.
And they also wanted the dog’s owner to get a picture of the dogs with their new companions, so they could share it with their neighbours.
“And the picture was always of the owner in the garden with the dog,” he explains.
So they got a cat and a dog, and this was how the story started to take on a life of its own.
“This is the story of a cat in the world that is now an icon of the world,” says Professor Wood. Cats