The stray long grasses and potted flowers don't interfere with my picture-taking so much as they enhance them. They add an element of interest yet do not detract from the focal point -- which is, of course, the cat.
I have also used some complementary frames and special effects which bump up the volume, at least according to my sensibilities.
Dante is "A Catwork Orange"
Dylan in "Last Tango in Purradise"
Domino in"The Colour Purrple"