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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Update - OJ

Can you spot the kitty?


Yes, OJ is still feral and still not big on the trust. This was as close as I could get this week:


Others have had somewhat better luck, though, including Ann who's managed to entice him to accept a few pats. She's even heard him purr.

Step 1: Apply salmon.
photo by Ann

Step 2: Commence petting.
photo by Ann

She makes it sound so simple! Still, we recommend leaving this move to the professionals for the time being -- during a patting session last week, another feral sitting nearby spooked OJ, resulting in either OJ or the other cat coming flying out at Ann in attack mode. I think all involved were rattled by the experience, but it sounds like Ann's already forgiven the cats, and I'm sure OJ is still open to to salmon-flavoured bribes.

4 comments:

  1. Fab post Claire!! Hopefully this will garner him some more human friends!
    Ann

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  2. Kudos to you, Ann! I love hearing about new animal-human connections at RAPS. How about using some strategically-placed salmon to distract the other ferals while you're getting some time with OJ? It could keep them occupied long enough to get some more purrs from him. Love hearing about that.
    Cheers,
    Laura.

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  3. Actually I do have some other ferals in the same pen coming right to the gate for salmon. One other is letting me pet her/him! At least until the salmon runs out
    Ann

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  4. It is soooo awesome to hear this about OJ, and even more awesome what you guys are doing everyday!!! Just curious - is OJ a healthy kitty? Just can't get enough of a ginger!!

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