We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Your friend got a beautiful shot of the cat. I have the D800, and use it mostly for portraits and wide angle landscapes with the 24-70 f2.8, and the 16-35 f4. Also like the 70-200 f4 but can't afford the 200-400 OR a trip to Zambia...It's a fantastic lens, and your friend did a great job.
As for you, Bird Dog, I've been nagging you for years. Get something better than those point and shoots of yours....You could use the Nikon D3300 and a kit lens, and it would weight barely more, but get way better pictures. Or use a micro four thirds if you have to have something small and light, like the Olympus' baby version (lighter) the OMD EM10 with the 14-42 kit lens which collapses almost to a pancake for storage. Life's too short to use cr***y cameras.