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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Freckles is a pretty grey and white girl named for the little dots on either side of her nose.

photo provided by RAPS

According to the little blurb next to her picture in the gallery on the RAPS sanctuary website, "Freckles loves chicken! This helped to win her over and now you would almost think that she likes us!"

Aha - another vote for chicken in the great feline poultry vs fish debate...

Food offerings aside, it seems that Freckles isn't always quite sure what she thinks of humans. For example, I've got a couple pictures of her sitting in the basket below, staring wide-eyed over her shoulder at me and looking ready to bolt if I came a single step closer. Not wanting to bother her, I left to go and visit with the cats sitting outside the tearoom.

And very soon got this shot...

That's not a swatting paw, by the way. Now she wants a little contact, but I'm not standing close enough and so she's kneading the air while she waits.

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