The Algonquin Cat

Dear Humans and Feline Followers,
Did you know that famous Algonquin Hotel in New York has had a feline spokespurrrrson and resident cat-greeter since the 1930’s? Not only is Matilda, the current feline in residence, treated like the cat queen she is, she also has her own Facebook page, with 7,302 likes, I might add! This makes my readers look like a bunch of slackers so I would suggest you put those paws on my Facebook page and hit the “Like this page” button ASAP.

Tucker, king of all he surveys

However, enough about me, after learning of the esteemed Matilda, I asked myself, “What does a hotel cat do?” Judging from Matilda’s Facebook page, not much. I saw numerous selfies, a shot of her in her cushy kitty bed and a few random posts with shout outs to other cats. A feline dream job. When I had my human pull up Matilda’s Facebook page, my housemate Tucker took one look at her and declared they must be related .I’ll let my readers be the judge. Frankly, I don’t see it.

I am hereby offering my services as a hotel cat and I’d be a hard working one. I would greet the guests (those that bring me a treat) and would make sure I walked across all their reservation paperwork. If the treat was especially tasty, I would drool on aforementioned paperwork as well. It would be my sworn duty to ensure that all furniture in each room was sufficiently covered with cat hair. In the morning, I would scamper in each room with the cleaning crew. I would be diligent about hopping in each suitcase, providing some “souvenir Algonquin cat fur” for each lucky guest. Of course, I would expect a litter box in each room so that I could visit at my pleasure and at my leisure.

I would expect baskets of toys by each seat in the lobby and each guest would be assigned a playtime slot during Happy Hour (my Happy Hour, not theirs). And, of course, I would make sure there was a discreet but large jar at the front desk so that guests could show their appreciation for all my cat customer care.

So Matilda, instead of lounging in your padded cat bed and taking selfies, you may want to put your paws to work or your friend Amelia might be applying for your purrrrrrsition.



Matilda, the Algonquin Hotel Cat

Matilda, the Algonquin Hotel Cat


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