Wow, it looks like the Whiskers have been too successful for their own good. Flower and Zaphod have split with half the group in order to find better land to survive on, abandoning Flower’s two new pups, Len and Squiggy. An inexperienced Rocket Dog has taken charge of the splinter group. And if that weren’t enough, it looks like the Zappa may be taking the Whiskers over from within, some of their males hooking up with several of the Whiskers’ females.
And the pups have paid the price for the hard times. Len has been killed by a bird of prey. And Squiggy, born with a deformed foot, has simply not been able to keep up with the group and has been abandoned to his fate.
I wonder if Len and Squiggy were Flower’s pups by Zaphod? Did she intentionally leave them to the care of Rocket Dog and her group, or did they get accidentally get separated from her? Is she still pregnant by Houdini? And what will become of Zaphod? Will he lose his status as dominant male and be condemned to rove the desert?
(I realize that the events depicted on the show have been edited to present a narrative and that they are actual occurrences in the lives of the meerkats that may have been reported in other sources. Please indulge me and those of us who keep up with their lives week by week and refrain from spoiling them here. Thanks.)