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.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Letting Sleeping Cats Lie

When Sunday guests arrive for the first time, almost inevitably they will ask “Can I take pictures?” and the cell phones come out and start clicking away.  Staff and volunteers also have cell-phones to hand – sometimes to try and verify the identity of yet another black cat, sometimes to catch an exchange between cat and human – and always to watch for that moment where, even in sleep, the cat’s personality shines through.

This week’s blog is a sampling of sleeping cats from Michele, Phaedra and Moira – and undoubtedly there will be more to come…

The Stretch
Elliott loves this position on the front steps on a sunny day. (ML)
Emily has recently taken to being an indoors-only cat  (MW)

The Ball
Cheetah is long and lanky, but loves to sleep all curled up  (MW)
Mikey is our blind cat who still manages to find his way to the med cage for treats.
His curl-up sleeping position tells other cats "Don't bug me!"   (MW)

The Sprawl
We all have pictures of Fred in one or another of his inelegant sleeping positions (PH)
The Sun-Seeker
Though usually a bathroom cat, Baby enjoys the chance to catch a few rays (PH)
The Box
Baloo is not a fan of other cats - and is never happier than when she can curl up in a box alone (MW)
The Face-Plant
Sadie has obviously had an exhausting day exercising her claws on everybody's pants legs (MW)
Blog by Brigid Coult
Photos by Phaedra Hardman, Moira Langley & Michele Wright


  1. I love this post, I was wondering how Mikey was doing..such a sweet kitty...and Baby looks like a angel in that picture hahaah

  2. Chris of the ComfortersNovember 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Baby is an angel... Just one of the no-nonsense Old Testament ones.