I thought I was done but now that I look at the photo I’m not so sure. Obviously I want the focal point to be his face but that’s not where my eye goes. Instead, it travels to the spots with the greatest contrast – the tail against the curtain, and the chest. And what’s worse is that the dark tail leads my eye right out of the photo.
So I can think of a few solutions. One would be to darken the upper left and left side of the background. The other would be to crop some of the tail out. Here’s the cropped version.