Hotel owner Frank Case was an animal lover. So when a stray cat came through his doors in the early '30s, Frank welcomed him in with a champagne flute full of milk. Keeping with the tradition that Frank began back then, there have been many cats that called the Algonquin Hotel home , and each earned a sort of celebrity status — children's books have been penned about the frolicking felines!
Naturally, when current resident Matilda celebrates her birthday, you can expect a big bash. Benefiting North Shore Animal League , Matilda ushers in a new year alongside some fancy pants cats. Get my
red carpet white tablecloth comments on the standouts and start the slideshow.
That's some big hair you have there, kitty. With that sullen face it can only be . . .
Edward Cullen! I would recognize Robert Pattinson Cattinson's cuff anywhere.
The regal Cleopatra kitty has an outfit suiting a queen! (She's mastered the royal gaze, too.)
I'm fired up! The outfit's revolutionary.
Match Made in Leathery Heaven
This cat looks like he should date Chopper .
Oops, I didn't recognize you without those blue suede shoes.
The Beauty's in the Details
I think that hat is the clue to this costume — any guesses?
Cherry on Top
Aww, I'm calling this cheery cat Cat-men Miranda!
Don't get on this kit's bad side. She'll karate paw you!
Not so Raggedy
I'd recognize Raggedy Ann's hair anywhere!