These are small animals. Trying to photograph them with lens pointing at their eye level with fixed screen LCD when they are lying down won’t be an easy task, at least to me.
My youngest sister’s naughty little doggy. Anyway, this was where the Articulated LCD came useful. Camera was held near to floor level. It won’t be easy if it’s a fixed screen.
I had a hard time trying to get a close-up shot of my Siamese (she was quite shy in front of the camera), she walked away every time she saw the AF lens turning in front of her. Anyway, after a few hard tried, I finally got a shot of her beautiful blue eyes.