Aye, the yawning one is nice, albeit a little tilted. Laokayu, you may want to post-process both pix a bit. Both under by a little bit, esp if you ever plan to print.
My personal preference goes to the first one. It is a very nice solid background. However, the key elements of the whiskers and eye are sharp and nice. This is a rare non-frontal-face pic that works.
Thanks to Larren_Chen, khairi, lemonlogix and especially Azure for your kind comments.
You were right beside me when that "yawning" sequence was taken. So you know how lucky and instinctive a photographer needs to be. Never mind too much about the slight tilt. Once a yawn begins, just let the motor drive get to work !
My own gripe about the shot is that the feline has a blue plastic string at its neck. Now, that is not photogenic, and probably cruel as well.