Donia, a DeviantArt member, wrote pretty useful tips on how to take better photos of your cat.
Canon 300D with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8 & 1/60secs
She even wrote some interesting cats’ nature and tempers:
“Not all cats have the same nature, and there’s nothing you can do to change you cat’s temper. So when you are taking photos don’t try to imitate the attitude of another cat, try to study and represent your own cat’s feature and character. Curious Cat…”
In conclusion she explained:
“You are not the one who decides when to take photos. The cat will decide for you, if they’re not in the right mood, give up and try again later. Always remember to have your camera near you because cats do a lot of funny things when they play, especially if your cat is a playful one. You must have a lot of patience. Don’t wake them up if they’re sleeping. Caress them before taking pictures and “award” them with a food prize when you’ve finished…”
You can read this interesting cat photography tutorial here