Well not so much cats but dogs…. Some dogs just are terrified of the camera. Whether it is the big reflective eye staring back at them or the strange unfamiliar noise of the shutter. A scared dog requires the most time and patience to get any kind of photo.
This sweet pup is Elaine. I tried lots of comforting phrases, treats and distance. (put the camera’s zoom all the way out) The good shots of her actually looking at me were few and far between but worth it. I spent the most time with her. She seemed to relax the most once she was able to get behind my helper, so we went with it.