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, August 10, 2012


When I was visiting with and getting to know Gabby last month, the audience was interrupted after a time by the appearance of a shorthaired tabby who sidled up to him, threw a few loving looks his way (which he didn't notice), started washing his face (which he did notice), then settled down next to him for a snuggle.

I believe  -- if the photo I sent her allowed Leslie to play "name that tabby" with her usual accuracy --  that the tabby in question is Pippin, another one of the cats from Princess Street in Steveston (others include Prince, Maddy, and Niblet).

Pippin & Niblet

Seeing sanctuary cats cuddling and generally enjoying each other's company always makes me smile. They may have been lost, surrendered, abandoned, or unwanted, but they can still find and enjoy friendship at the sanctuary. We try to make friends with as many as will let us (and a few who need a bit of convincing), but it's always so nice to see them making their own connections as well.

1 comment:

  1. Another loving pair are Bingo and GusGus, who do a lot of hanging out together in the Hill House - tail-weaving, head-butting, cuddling - they'e lovely together