If possible, I like to set them free in a play situation. They need time to get used to the me and my camera. The owners also need time relax and transmit that atmosphere to their pet. The love and friendship between the two will come through.
The photos I have taken of cats shows the attitude loud and clear. Cats are my absolute favourite subject as they can be everywhere and no where at the same time. Challenging but worth it.
A life long addiction to anything horse related has given me some amazing ideas on how to capture this noble animal whether at work or play.