So, I bought a new camera. A Canon SX50. I bought it for the super zoom, 50x optical. I really wanted a camera that was lighter than my Nikon and could zoom better than the lenses I can afford for my Nikon.
Above are some shots of the moon. I'm rather pleased with them. I am going to try using a tripod next, just to see if it helps with the stability and focus.
Reviews of this camera say that it's not good for low light and lots of action. The shutter is really slow, even with a flash. But, if your kitty poses well enough, you can get a good shot. Sheamus Popoki was a good boy for me.