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.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Tibet came to the cat sanctuary as part of the same group that included Asia, Sahara, Cairo and others.
The whole group started off in one of the back pens, but some started showing signs of problems such as eye infections and so were brought into the singlewide for observation and care. They ended up staying there. Tibet stayed healthy, and so he was able to continue living outside.
I met Tibet last week when I was photographing Trixie and other cats in the back yard. I noticed this tabby watching me, seemingly interested but just a bit too shy to approach. I eventually approached him and, after a moment or two of the skittish uncertainty due a stranger, he was delighted to interact.
Once he'd decided I was friend material, Tibet was fully committed to sealing the deal with an enthusiastic performance of cat dances and hand rubs.