Sunday, July 15, 2012
Talkeetna, Alaska Mayor is a Cat Named Stubbs
TALKEETNA, Alaska – A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna for nearly all of his life — no joke.
It’s been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents.
The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as “Mayor Stubbs.”
As the story goes, 15 years ago several of the town residents didn’t like the candidates who were running for mayor of Talkeetna, so as a joke, they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs the cat as a write-in candidate, and he actually won. Click here to read more Nutty News Stories at Nutty News Today - new stories added all day every day
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