Cat photography is hard, and it's kind of thankless.

But while it may fall somewhere between watching paint dry and stumbling around barefoot in a dark room full of tacks, sometimes you do really capture the spirit of our spirit animals.

Here are my favorites.!

Sheeba, Rolling Stone, January 2014 Cutting Room Floor

Sheeba's 21 in this shot. He's probably more annoyed by anyone plugging into a 100-watt 1976 Fender Bassman than feeling cool in front of it, but it's pretty safe since there's no cabinet to be seen.

Xander, laid back.