Woody had been living on a farm on No. 5 Rd. in Richmond before he was brought to live at the cat sanctuary in December 2006. When he first arrived, he was housed with fellow tabby Mr. Bojangles until he got used to his new surroundings. Mr. B is sadly no longer with us, but many staff and volunteers at the sanctuary will remember what a sweet cuddle bug he was.
Woody still hasn't learned to love people like his former roomie did, but he does have his cat friends and generally seems pretty happy with his life at the sanctuary.
While he wouldn't let me close enough to touch, Woody was kind enough to let me photograph him while he lounged in his big comfy chair on the porch behind the singlewide.
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.