Working at a cat show is like being on a bomb-defusing squad for two days. Cats don’t take commands. Ken works the lights and uses a “teaser,” such as a pheasant feather on a long rod, to get their attention. The large longhaired breeds such as Maine coons are more easygoing and cooperative to pose. Active breeds, such as Bengals, love to play and give us great action shots. A few breeds, like the Siamese, are more camera-shy and aloof. Kittens are always easy. The challenge is to make it fun for them. About one out of every 20 is too difficult to get all the shots we want, but then we’ll just try again at the next show.