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, January 26, 2015

Bubba

Tomcats who aren’t neutered tend to get big-jowls and wide heads, which makes them look sort of goofy and jolly.  I have to admit that I have a weakness for such big-headed toms and, if they’re also either orange or tabby, I’m a goner!

So, along comes tomcat Bubba –  big head, orange and white and a real character!   Along with everyone else who met him, I was an immediate fan.
 
Bubba was a stray who had been trapped and taken to another shelter, which wasn’t able to keep him when he tested positive for leukemia.  Fortunately, for Bubba, we were able to take him in so he came to RAPS Cat Sanctuary not long before Christmas.   He quickly proved to be a happy and outgoing guy, and seems to get along with the rest of the gang there.

He’s a chatty guy who loves chin or tummy rubs and just about any kind of human contact. When he first came in and spent his cage settling-in-time, he would welcome visitors with a cross between a purr and a chirp – and LOVED it when the cage was opened and he could climb across a shoulder for a cuddle.

He especially seems to enjoy rolling around on a lap like a goofball,  which is why it took me a while to get a photo of him just sitting upright.  However, he eventually got bored with his antics and posed nicely.   

 
Blog by Marianne Moore
Photos by Marianne Moore and Michele Wright
 
 

7 comments:

  1. I finally got to spend some time with Bubba yesterday since he was out of his cage. What a sweet guy..just want to hug him like a big teddy bear

    Dianne

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  2. wow this is hilarious stuff, i am wondering how you are doing all these stuff. Lost and found

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  3. I should say he looks like he dipped his face in butterscotch hahah...such a sweet guy..with a sweet face
    Dianne

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  4. I am over the moon to see him doing so well. Actually in tears... he deserved this second chance and you gave that to him RAPS. It is heartwarming to see him doing so well and yes he is a charmer and a chatter box.

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  5. I am one of the trappers who helped get this boy out of the wild (he was on his own for over a year) and back in the arms of people that he loves so dearly. He touched many hearts in our area and we are all thrilled to see him and red that he is loved and happy at R.A.P.S. even though we knew he would be! I miss you Bubba <3

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  6. I miss him too... I am so happy he is doing so well.

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