Skip to comments.Algonquin Hotel cat Matilda returns after renovations
Posted on 05/26/2012 9:34:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Shes one perk no other hotel can match.
Matilda III, the 4-year-old pussycat who lives in the lobby of the tony Algonquin, returned yesterday as the hotel reopened after a five-month, $18 million renovation.
She was quickly outfitted with a vibrating collar to keep her away from the kitchen and then entertained the 25 guests who checked in.
She has to go back to work, said Algonquin executive assistant Alice de Almeida, Matildas official keeper.
She has to earn her tuna.
Matilda is the 10th feline to call the 181-room hotel home since 1932; all females bear her name, and all males are called Hamlet.
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i wanna marry my tomcat
Better move to Massachusetts.
I liked this part
“She greeted her fans, including Tim Houghton, 50, a guest visiting from Washington who sought out the cat as soon as he arrived.
She responded with dignity, he said. She was resigned to my advances. It definitely made the experience.
That Mr. Houghton truly understands cats.
But the real story here is that we cannot, we just cannot, let the government ruin our lives, our lives as free people, who love cats, or don’t or whatever.
I’d think even the stinkin’ libs would start to get this part right about now.
We can’t have a system where the gov’t says: you can’t have a cat roaming your hotel, you can’t have a lemonade stand, you can’t have a bake sale for your school, your church; you can’t eat the lunch your mom made you.
Even if your mom gives you Fritos and a soda for lunch, you’ll survive if you eat that.
I’m not sure our society will survive if mom doesn’t get to pack your lunch.
OK, sorry, got off on a rant there. But....I’m scared.
Don’t be scared. Be angry.
Awww! What a cutie!
The only time I have visited the Algonquin Hotel I saw a mouse. So I suspect that they are getting some good publicity for this cat when there is a genuine need for its presence.
Thanks for posting. I had thought the ousting of the Algonquin cat was permanent. They practically ruined that great old establishment but it’s nice to know the cat is back. And the kitty litter (I hope) is still stashed behind one of the lobby’s easy chairs.
I have a Ragdoll at home and he is the sweetest kitty I've ever had the pleasure of being owned by....
Here is my Toby:
Now that is truly an aristocat! Look at that little face....want to eat her up.
This cat is the worst bellboy I ever saw. I asked her to take my bags up to my room and three hours later, still no bags. I went back down to the lobby, and there she was laying around waiting for people to pet her. Some lady asked me what breed the cat was. I told her, “I’m not sure, but she sleeps around in hotels so she might be a Kardashian.”
Fine rant jocon. Very well put.
Thanks SupplySider. Pelham is right, we can’t be scared, we must be angry and just throw these bums out.
Thank you. She knows it. Toby is gorgeous! Are his eyes blue? In the picture they look almost orangey-yellow.
HIs eyes are a beautiful blue. The color in the pictures is due to my poor picture taking skills! LOL
speaking of "fuzzy things".....anyone know how to keep their fur from getting so many knots? Toby's fur is ok execpt for his tummy, which keeps getting knots where he licks. Brushing isn't a big help so I have to cut them out.
Love the personality, but the shedding and knots drive me crazy!
Oh my! That cat looks a good amount like our Gracie. Gracie just turned 7, her mom was a full-blooded Siamese, but we don’t know what breed her dad was. Gracie’s marked a bit different from Matilda, but the fuzzy appearance and bearing remind me of our cat. BTW, Gracie is a heck of a hunter. She’s an indoor/outdoor cat, and leaves us ‘presents’ all the time outside the back door.
Honestly, Paws has the problem with her neck ruff rather than tummy fur. We always chalked it up to the exact opposite; being a place she couldn’t reach at all to groom on her own.
Our other longhair kitty has a different fur texture. and mats up anywhere and everywhere. Most commonly ruff and flanks where fur is thickest and longest, tho.
We haven’t figured out much more than brushing and trimming as needed. We’ve discussed a lion cut for the other kitty since she mats considerably worse, but it would be major trouble to maintain, so...