My Precious was so camera shy that when I turned my digital camera on Precious would either run outside if the door was available or slip under my bed. I couldn't hear a sound and there was no real movement but that cat could hear something and for some reason it terrified her when she got older.
My daughter did manage to take a lovely photo of Precious when she (kakka) got her new camera I think for her ..th birthday but that was nearly 10 years ago and since then I think I've jagged about 2 pictures of Precious, this being one of the better ones I managed to sneak one day and yes, she was beautiful and we still miss her like crazy.
On the other hand we now have a cat that seems to enjoy being photographed and even poses for me:
You can take her from any angle:
or when she's having a drink which she only does from a tap (or even out of a glass or cup) if at all possible (she avoids her water bowl in favour of a tap every time):
or having a nap on the windowsill in my work room:
or being energetic and exploring my cupboards:
and then, last week, after she'd been to the vet and was wearing a collar to stop her licking her wounds she hopped up on my desk looking for sympathy which she got of course. We think it was a cat fight that gave her two nasty wounds on her front legs plus a couple of minor ones in other places. The vet treated the two main wounds, gave her both a pain and an antibiotic injections and gave Phil some pain killing medicine (which she didn't seem to need after day 2) and some antibiotic tablets which we won't talk about. Had to crush a quarter tablet each time and mix it in her wet food and hope she'd eat it all. She did most times and the fact that the wounds have healed, she is eating and drinking and playing and sleeping normally tells us she is 100% OK. Yes, I know there are ways of giving a cat a tablet and years ago I was a past master at it but I think now Phil and I are just to old without the strength to do it.
We now do not let her out at first light and she is learning to wait until one of us is up and about and we can check the back yard and be available if anything untoward should occur. It is very seldom that we see other cats in our back garden but occasionally they use our front garden as a thoroughfare from one house to another. Maybe it was one of them that Candy took a dislike to, but I think it more likely a cat got her cornered as she usually runs from trouble rather than go looking for.
Candy has not taken the place of Precious as she is so totally different so we can still miss Precious and yet love Candy at the same time. She is faithful, gentle and lots of fun. She is fearless of most things and sounds, and is gradually taking over and becoming the ruler in our home, but then that is natural 'cos, after all, she is a cat.