Animal portrait is like fishing, in a way.
I went fishing for real only a couple times in my life (felt too much pity for the poor fishes, although hypocritically I like to eat them) but I like the patience game.
I've learned how to win and how to lose (framing the perfect cat picture and then the little furry bastard turns away and walks out right when I press the button) gracefully, and how to patiently going after a new shot, never give up.
I got involved in the project of Editrice Castalia, Torino - Italy some time ago and enjoy the experience quite a bit.
Wanna play, baby?