In all my years (more than 6 less than 10) since getting into Anime and the Japanese language/culture, talking with other fans and con goers (though maybe that's why, since no Otaku would make such a mistake), I have never heard 'Neko' be used for anything other than something cat related.
And Brandon is a wolf. His bio is posted on the first page of this thread in my post below Miranda's bio. Kry told me to go ahead and post it...
Originally Posted by From RP: First post for Brandon, Last page
Behind him, his black wolven tail wags slowly.