A couple of times recently while I was visiting old cat friends and making new ones in the singlewide, I'd look up and see this funny little round face peering down at me.
She seemed quite fascinated by me, but both times I tried to make contact with her, I wasn't able to get her to do any more than sniff the tip of my finger.
(Perhaps some small tasty offering might have won me a more extended audience.)
I asked Leslie about her and learned that she's lived at RAPS for 12 years. She came in with her mom, another wild calico who lives in the singlewide as well. Leslie calls the mom "Momma Hollandia" after Hollandia Catering just off River Road, which is where the pair came from.
RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 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.