The Cat’s Meow?

August 14, 2008

(AP Photo/Ed Ou)


As a non-fan of clothed animals, I’d file this photo, and its accompanying Feline Fashion Show, under “creepy.”

However, stepping past the initial reaction – and my slightly paranoid fear of dressed four-legged friends, it’s a clever way to market a traditional hotel with an offbeat mascot – a 13-year-old cat named Matilda, promote a worthy cause (North Shore Animal League) AND sell $20 martinis.

But I can’t help thinking that the photographed feline was hoping for a glamorama outfit that was a wee bit more slimming…