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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Top Hat, White Tie & Tails

It’s too bad you could never get cats to go for formation dancing – because we surely have a number of handsome guys in tuxedos around the Sanctuary

I just got an invitation through the mails
Your presence requested this evening
It's formal, a top hat, white tie and tails
Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails
Because I'm invited to step out this evening
With top hat, white tie and tails

I'm puttin' on my top hat
Tyin' up my white tie
Brushin' off my tails
I'm dudin' up my shirt front
Puttin' in the shirt studs
Polishin' my nails
Babylon and Bart
I'm steppin' out, my dear to breathe
An atmosphere that simply reeks with class
And I trust that you'll excuse my dust
When I step on the gas
Hudson - PH
for I'll be there
Puttin' down my top hat
Mussin' up my white tie
Dancin' in my tails
Tugboat - ML
But no – Fred Astaire is way too energetic for these very cool cats!

Blogger: Brigid Coult
Photos: Phaedra Hardman, Moira Langley & Michele Wright


  1. all so handsome, I have never met Larry before I will have to find him...

  2. Oh, Dianne - he's the sweetest boy. He's recently been diagnosed hyperthyroid, but he's out of a cage now, and tends to hang around the tea-room and the Newcomers