RAPS is short for Regional Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for nearly 500 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.

Friday, May 20, 2011

All hail the graceless kitty

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this"  ~ Anon.

Cats may not have forgotten, but those who interact with them on a daily basis may now and again (and again and again) get to see that mask of regal aloofness slip a bit.

For your entertainment a blooper reel, er, photo essay of some of our sanctuary friends' less graceful moments.

A big thanks to Ann for the idea.

Abby: upside down and doesn't care who knows it

Tootsie with food on her nose... as usual

photo by Phaedra

photo by Phaedra

Andy, posing for Playcat
photo by Phaedra

Diablo - "Eat. Play. Fall Over."

Gunther, seconds away from giving the paparazzi stink eye

Logan. Because he can
photo by Michele

Zoe, trying to sell us on the idea that this position is remotely comfortable

Charlie: "You're taking a picture of me? Neat! Can I watch?"
photo by Michele

Ricky and his "drool man chu"

Arnie: "Here's lookin' at you, kid."


  1. I FELL of my chair!!!!!!!

  2. Great job Claire. If you ever do part 2, I have just the picture!


  3. Way to go seestora! There's
    your future RAPS calendar Claire !!!!!!


  4. Love this post, Claire. I would definitely vote for a part 2. :)

  5. That picture of Diablo got a physical HA! out of me. Kitties are so silly, it's one of the reasons we put up with them.
    Fun idea, looking forward to the next episode.

  6. I have some pictures for you if you do a part 2. I can email them to you.