Thanks for the information John.
Thanks for the picture, Roger.
My favorite area of photography is wildlife and I get a kick out of taking pics of pets as well. It's no surprise then that my greatest frustration (not the only one)since I went digital is the shutter lag of my FZ-10. I thought I was pretty good about anticipating animals' movement but the FZ-10 has made it much more difficult. In my next few sessions I'm going to try burst mode and see if that mitigates the impact of the shutter lag.
Until I can get what I want from my camera I'll have to study up andrely upon what I know of animal behavior so that I can better anticipate their actions.