Animal photographer, Carli Davidson’s, new book, Shake Cats, should keep you smiling and chuckling from beginning to end. Her third “shake” book features 61 adorable felines in motion. You’ll see flying ears, tongues sticking out of mouths, protruding fangs and “crazy” eyes.
When I was asked if I’d review this book, I was concerned about what was done to these cats to cause them to shake. But not to worry; no cats were harmed before or while being photographed. To find out how Davidson got these cats to shake, you’ll have to read the book. Admittedly, there is very little reading to be done.
Most of the kitties featured are rescues and shelter cats from three Portland, Oregon, shelters. Some are cats that might be categorized as “unadaptable.” They are diabetic or FIV+. As part of this project, Davidson provided the shelters with portraits of her models to help encourage adoption. Additionally, a portion of her advance for this book will be donated to the three shelters that helped with this project.
One of the non-shelter cats featured in Shake Cats is a celebricat. You may recognize Lil Bub.
Davidson says of herself in the book’s introduction: “People who know me know that I am a huge supporter of adopting animals from shelters, especially older animals, and giving them a second chance.” She adds, “My cats have all been rescues…”
Davidson is a self-proclaimed “Crazy Cat Lady.” She’s also an award-winning photographer. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, New York Times, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and Slate, as well as on TV for CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America.
I am ending this review with one of Davidson’s dedications from Shake Cats. I think it gives you an insight into her personality and love of cats. “To Hulk Hogan, my superfierce first cat, a big sexy blond tabby who didn’t need balls to be a super badass. Spay and neuter your pets.”
The 144-page, hardbound Shake Cats is available from most on-line booksellers and retail book stores.
Sounds like a cute book. It’s rare to see a cat shake like a dog does. The photos must be really neat. Great review, furiends!
Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every shaking cat in the world, and we all send lots of love with special purrs for Fiona!
Looks like some fun photos- glad no cats were harmed in the making of it.
We’ve heard of a book with dogs shaking but not kitties so this sounds interesting. Thanks for the review!
We’ll have to check that one out. Sounds like there are lots of cute & interesting photos.
Sounds like a gweat book. Hope you have a gweat weekend.
Dezi and Lexi
What a cool book! The mom needs to check this one out.
That looks like a funny book ! Purrs
haha..love to see cats in funny positions or sticking out their tongues.
That looks like some cat-filled fun!
That looks like a great book to have. Lots of giggles we think:) And squees too:))
Sounds like a fun book! And I’m here to say that diabetic cats are certainly not unadoptable. My Nicky (Maine Coon) is diabetic. In fact, he’s insulin resistant and has to have Lantus (probably the most expensive insulin out there — at least in the US). But he’s the smartest, most active, most lovable cat. His antics and intelligence never cease to amaze me! By the way, he turns 10 this year! 😀
That sounds like a fun book!
Looks like a fun book. I love the tongue sticking out.
Certainly looks like an unusual book-worth taking a look! I think there was a previous shake book about dogs! Certainly an addition to every kitty library!
We’ll try and see if we can find a copy of this book in the UK.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
I’m going to ask my auntie to order it for the library – everybody – including me – needs to read this book!!!
This sounds like a really fun book!
What a very cool book! I love this and am going to have to find a copy. And Bub is adorable. Well, they all are. I will try to get you an email about my Mayo trip. Exhausting. Hugs…