NewsDepth Petting Zoo: Cats Shake It Off

More than just the fur flies when a photographer captures cats shaking it off. Jeanne Moos has the story behind a new book featuring shaking cats that could leave you shaking your head.


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FIRST THERE WAS "SHAKE"...
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GLORIOUS PHOTOS OF DOGS SHAKING.
THEN CAME THE SEQUEL, "SHAKE PUPPIES."
AND NOW THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL, "SHAKE CATS."
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FROM FURBALL TO HAIRLESS...61 SHAKING CATS, MOST FROM SHELTERS,  SHOT BY A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO LET ANIMALS GET UNDER HER SKIN.
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer/Via Skype)
"A sabre tooth tiger. I have my 3-headed dog here."
CARLI DAVIDSON WAS INSPIRED BY HER BELOVED SLOBBERING MASTIFF NORBERT, SINCE DEPARTED.
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer/Via Skype)
"I would be on step ladder cleaning drool off the wall."
SHE TOOK NORBERT'S PHOTO SHAKING.
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer/Via Skype)
"Face everywhere, tongue over there, drool over here."
AND WHEN HUMANS DROOLED OVER HER PHOTOS, SHE'D FOUND HER NICHE.
(Jeanne Moos/New York)
"So how do you get a cat to shake? Well they did not squirt them."
WE CAPTURED THE SHAKE WHEN WE WOULD CLEAN THEIR EARS.   
ADDING A DROP OR TWO OF SPECIAL EAR CLEANER.
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer/Via Skype)
"Or just itch their ears. When you rub your cat's ears they do the ... thing."
FOR MANY FURRY MAMMALS, SHAKING IS AN INCREDIBLE DRYING MECHANISM.
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RATS SHAKE ABOUT 18 TIMES A SECOND VERSUS FOUR TIMES A SECOND FOR DOGS.
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer/Via Skype)
"The secret is my camera shoots 10 frames a second.//So I'm just laying down on the shutter the second I start to see cat think about shaking."
CARLI COULDN'T RESIST SHOWING OFF HER OWN CAT....
(Carli Davidson/Pet Photographer)
"Under that cover is my cat yushi//look at that Yushi."
BUT THIS IS ONE TALE  WE COULDN'T END...      
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WITHOUT TONGUES.
THE ONLY CELEBRITY CAT IN THE BOOK IS LIL BUB, FAMOUS FOR A TONGUE THAT PERPETUALLY STICKS OUT DUE TO A GENETIC DEFECT.
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THE OWNER HAD PREDICTED IT
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THIS IS A BOOK THAT WILL HAVE EYES ROLLING AND TONGUES WAGGING.                             
JEANNE MOOS CNN NEW YORK

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