RAPS is short for Richmond 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.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Picadilly (aka Dilly)
Picadilly, often called Dilly for short, came to RAPS as a frightened youngster along with her sister, who I believe was named Chelsea (both Picadilly and Chelsea being areas in the city of London). The sister was adopted, while Dilly, the shyer of the two, remained at RAPS.
She was brought to my attention recently for having apparently performed the fabled feat of catdom - peeing in the toilet. The people toilet, that is, not the usual litter-filled cat version. Impressive!
When I met her on Monday night, Dilly was indeed in the bathroom just off the tearoom, but she was just enjoying a nap on one of the shelves. I hear this is one of her hanging out spots of choice.
It's hard to imagine her as a shy girl, since it took only a few gentle strokes to have her purring, wriggling and stretching her paws in pleasure. Leslie says she's one of those cats who enjoys attention, but doesn't think to put herself forward for it. So if you want to visit a pretty little grey cat who'll love you for it, go and find her in her spot. Who knows, she may even let you catch her performing her special feat.