Photos of Beth Ostrosky and Artist From Groomer Has It at Matilda the Cat's Birthday Party

Beth and Artist Celebrate Matilda, the Algonquin Hotel Cat

Photos of Beth Ostrosky and Artist From Groomer Has It at Matilda the Cat's Birthday Party

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 have called the Algonquin Hotel home, and each has earned a sort of celebrity status — children's books have been penned about the frolicking felines!

So when Matilda's birthday rolls around, you can expect a huge birthday bash. Benefiting a different charity each year, Matilda ushers in a new year alongside well-groomed cats and people alike. This year, there was even a kitty fashion show. Check out special guests Beth Ostrosky Stern and Artist Knox as they rub elbows with some seriously primped cats in New York's historic Algonquin Hotel.

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