I've been shooting quite a bit for the Safcol's Ultimates Indulge range this year with Rampage Creative. They say never work with children or animals but it certainly helps when you have a back up cat, if one isn't behaving you switch to the second cat. If anything, it's the cat owner who is a bit protective and doesn't like you treating their cat like a prop, funny that!! I'm not sure why anyone would have a problem with their cat in this shot :)?
Here's a couple of Cat chat videos I shot as second cameraman, recognise the kitchen?