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Matilda after her partyEvery year Matilda the Directfurr of Guest Relations at the landmark Algonquin Hotel in New York hosts a party to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals. Its all about fabulous food, signature drinks, feline fashions and its a sell-out every year.

This year, Chef Jon went to town designing platters that looked like the famous Cheshire cat, the staff wore cat ears as they bustled about serving Matilda cocktails and guests clamored to get into the green room to mine with the mewdels.

This year, Matilda’s catourier Ada Nieves copycatted her designs to honor members of the New York City Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad who were in attendance to receive special awards for their dedication to animals and bravery.

Enjoy these photographs:

Catourier Ada Nieves and Firecat Zeus
Catourier Ada Nieves and Firecat Zeus
Policecat Tigger and his human counterpart Detective Lisa Bergen
Policecat Tigger and his human counterpart Detective Lisa Bergen
Staff with furry ears and platters to resembled the Cheshire Cat
Staff with furry ears and platters to resembled the Cheshire Cat
Feline Red Cross Volunteer
Feline Red Cross Volunteer
New York's finest with Matilda's  furbulous event planner Alice de Almeida
New York’s finest with Matilda’s furbulous event planner Alice de Almeida
The media clamoring for a Matilda close-up.
The media clamoring for a Matilda close-up.

I personally would like to thank many of the companies I work with on a regular basis who generously donated products for the raffles. In no particular order, Worldwise Inc, Perrigo Animal Health, Pioneer Pets, Groom Genie, Petsafe, Feline Yogi, Loving Pets, Merrick Pet Care, Tidy Cats. We can’t do it without you!

tip of the day

Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.