5 Algonquin Quotes for Algonquin Cats
We had no words for how amazing these looks from the furriest fashion show were—so we turned to Dorothy Parker.
Cat fashion show - Matilda
New York City's Algonquin Hotel was made famous for hosting the members of the Algonquin Round Table (which included writers and artists like Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott and Robert Benchley), but it gives guests of the furry kind the run of the house as well. The hotel's most famous and longstanding resident, Matilda, began welcoming patrons in 1930, when owner Frank Case invited the feline traveler looking for food and shelter into the hotel. Ever since, Matilda (and several generations of similar-looking "Matilda" cats after her) has overseen the comings and goings from the comfort of the luxurious lobby.

As reported by Gothamist, the Algonquin recently welcomed Matilda III (left), a rescue ragdoll kitty (whom you can follow on Facebook and Twitter), after Matilda II retired after 15 years of service. In celebration, last week they hosted a feline fashion show—complete with formal wear, feathers and plenty of attitude on the catwalk.

We thought there was no better way to congratulate the models on their glam new looks than witticisms from the hotel's cattiest human guests. And so we present Algonquin quotes for Algonquin cats.

Cat wearing pink glasses
"Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses."

— Dorothy Parker
Cat wearing cape
"Scratch a lover, and find a foe."

— Dorothy Parker
Cat wearing pirate hat
"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening."

— Alexander Woollcott
Cat wearing feathered hat
"She was always pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go."

— Dorothy Parker
Cat wearing top hat
"All I need is room enough to lay a [top] hat and a few [furry] friends."

— Inspired by Dorothy Parker