I thought this was a cute story - there are more and more dog-friendly hotels out there, but this cat LIVEs at a nice hotel in NYC!
|"The story goes that a stray cat wandered in off the street," she says, "It was all raggly-taggly and everything. He felt sorry for the cat and he kept it."
That first cat reportedly drank milk out of a champagne glass. Actor John Barrymore insisted he have a theatrical name, so he was called Hamlet. The idea inaugurated a tradition: When the Algonquin cat is male, he's Hamlet; when female, she's called Matilda. No one knows why.
Ah, yes. Matilda the Algonquin cat. My boyfriend and I have met the current Matilda. We made a point last year of stopping at the hotel after theatre for dessert and to see the kitty-cat. She's a sweetie-pie and let us rub her fluffy belly.
BTW - this Matilda is a mitted bluepoint Ragdoll.