Mews and Nips: Algonquin Hotel’s Chief Cat Officer May Have the Best Job in Hospitality

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When Alice de Almeida first answered a job ad for an executive assistant position at New York City’s iconic Algonquin Hotel, she thought her daily tasks might include answering the phone and keeping up with her boss’s schedule. Little did she know then that she landed a cat lover’s dream job.  As the hotel’s Chief Cat Officer, Almeida is in charge of caring for Matilda, the famous resident cat of the hotel, as well as managing her VIP appearances and social media accounts. For more on Almeida’s work with Matilda, visit Condé Nast Traveler.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we suggested three habits that will make 2015 your best year yet, on Monday, we shared New Year’s resolutions for happy, healthy cats, on Tuesday, we stressed the importance of environmental enrichment, on Wednesday, we told you why routine is so important to cats’ mental and physical well being, on Thursday, we shared the disturbing results of a consumer funded pet food test, and on Friday, we reviewed Cat Lady Chic by Diane Lovejoy. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win an autographed copy of Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You)!

Today’s video features the adorable Lil BUB as a baby, getting her first look at snow. Can you say “awww?”

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Condé Nast Traveler

3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Algonquin Hotel’s Chief Cat Officer May Have the Best Job in Hospitality

  1. Heather Hicks
    February 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    What an amazing story, how cool would that job be? And the snow!!! I have 2 cats, 1 that loves the snow and the other one freaks out at it! They are such polar opposites it’s intriguing to watch them. I have been reading Animal Lover by Ann Marie Hoff, she has some interesting insight into what animals think and why they choose us! Good read, annmariehoff.com is her site.

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  2. Sue Brandes
    January 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

    That sounds like the purrfect job. Lil bub video is so cute.

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  3. Esme
    January 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Lil Bub is a sweetheart and Alice does have a dream job.

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