Kitten Kast and Slick Chick (Mar, 1948)
If ever there was an image that needed to be LOL-catted, this is it. Fire away.
Slick Chick plays a tune on the pianoâ€”a slick trick that’s been taught her by Prof. Keller Breland, psychologist, as part of his studies in chicken behavior. He’s taught another chicken to tap dance in special shoes!
Kitten Kast. This little feline needed a bit of human help to keep her nine lives intact. Toffy (that’s her name) caught her paw in the door, and a modern vet prescribed a type of “airplane swing” just like the one used on human patients with broken limbs. Purpose is to stretch muscles so that bone can knit easily.
Cats Are Fun to Photograph (Dec, 1951)
Cat’s are still fun to photograph. They’re even more fun with a caption though.
Cats Are Fun to Photograph
An expert reveals tricks that help you get good pictures of Tabby. Patience is the biggest requirement.
By Walter Chandoha
CATS are easy to photographâ€”if you can tap an unlimited supply of patience. Beyond that, all you need is a camera (I prefer a reflex) with flash attachment. An assistant, portrait lenses, a tripod and a flash extension are helpful, but by no means essential.
Mechanical Cues DIRECT Animals in the “BARKIES” (Jun, 1932)
Odd article explaining all of the tricks and techniques used by trainers to get their animals to perform in movies without using vocal commands.
Mechanical Cues DIRECT Animals in the “BARKIES”
by WALTER A. RASCHICK
When the talkies came in, directors of animal pictures faced a new problem. Before the super-sensitive mike, vocal commands were impossible, so other means of giving “stars” their cues had to be devised. In this unusual article you are taken behind the scenes and shown how directors utilize ingenious mechanical gadgets to make animals perform with keen intelligence before the camera.