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.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Cookies 'n Cream
Cookies 'n Cream came to RAPS from the same place on No. 4 Rd. where we got Clooney, Molly and others. He arrived with his black & white siblings Harmony, Bobby and Marley. Cookies 'n Cream and his sister Harmony were so scared when they first came in that they cowered together in a crate in the large cage where the four had been put.
Harmony is sadly no longer with us. Cookies 'n Cream is still on the timid side, but is a nice boy if you can get past his still-strong instinct to flee. Leslie's found that he'll let her pat him if she comes across him in a place where he can't run off before he's given her a chance to remind him she's a friend.
With me, he seemed most at ease when I patted him through a barrier like the railing at the top of the stairs to the doublewide. He apparently felt more comfortable knowing that stroking couldn't turn into grabbing.