And I'm lazy.
This is why I've been doing commissions from photographs.
Animals won't pose for you. Drawing a moving target is much harder than snapping a photo, or a series of photos. But when you get that drawing right - oh, it's so much more satisfying!
For me, doing pen-and-ink or painted copies of photos can be a kind of meditation, and I enjoy the technical pizzazz when they turn out well. But I've gotten away from drawing from life, and I miss it. There's really no excuse. I mean, I live at a boarding stable, for cryin' out loud! I can go out there and sketch moving targets any time I want.
It's easier when they don't see you:
And there's always something to draw when outside with morning coffee: