1938 New Yorker cover by Constantin Alajalov, from the fantastic The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs.
Dog topography, from the 1973 children’s book Something Queer is Going On (A Mystery)
Small animals shake the fastest in order to generate the force required to overcome the surface tension that holds water to fur, whereas large animals — whose size makes it easier to generate sufficient force — move slower to reach a comparable degree of dryness.
The science of the wet-dog shake – depending on how much skin it has to shake around, each animal balances its mass and size to optimize the drying process with minimal energy spent.
“The condition for the existence of what we think of as a language is its translatability. So the boundary between our species and others is indeed an unbridgeable gulf until we learn to translate them.”
Mister, Billie Holiday’s dog, found in William Gottlieb’s iconic photos of jazz greats, 1938-1948.