I think photographing pets is right up there with taking photos of my children. They just aren’t interested in sitting still, or staying clean long enough to get a nice photo.
So when I saw my cat Sam out in the yard, sitting still for a change, I quickly grabbed my camera, cracked open the backdoor and took a number of shots. He must have heard me move which caused him to look right at me for this photo. After this he went about his cat business and I didn’t see him again until dinner time.