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Talkeetna 'Honorary Mayor,' Stubbs the Cat, Claws Way to Recovery
KTUU ^ | September 2, 2013 | Austin Baird

Posted on 09/03/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—

The honorary cat mayor of Talkeetna continues to claw his way to recovery Tuesday after being attacked by a dog.

"Mayor" Stubbs, a cat, was jokingly given the title shortly after his birth in 1997. The title eventually led to stardom after Channel 2 shared the story in 2012.

Lauri Stec is Stubbs' owner and a general manager of West Rib Pub and Grill in the tourist town down the road from Denali State Park. She says the cat is recovering at the Big Lake-Susitna Veterinary Hospital after the weekend attack, which left Stubbs with a punctured lung among other injuries, but much won't be known about his condition until veterinarians remove chest tubes.

"Right now they really have him very heavily sedated because he's in so much pain," Stec said. "They probably won't pull the chest tubes until tomorrow."

Stec was at home late Saturday evening when she got a call about Stubbs.

The cat was attacked by a dog, and Stec and others in the community searched for him until shortly after 11 p.m., when he finally came out of hiding to the owner's calls.

"He knows me, so he came out," she said.

Stec said the offending dog was not picked up by animal control because it happened late Saturday evening, but she plans to file a report after Labor Day.

"As far as I'm concerned he needs to go away," she said about the dog.

The would-be dog assassin is in hiding, Stec said, and Stubbs is recovering at a veterinarian's office in Wasilla. The cat's other injuries include a fractured sternum, which already required a three-hour surgery.

"All I can say right now is he's holding his own," Stec said Monday.

Donations toward Stubbs' medical bills are being taken on an Indiegogo website[.]

(Excerpt) Read more at ktuu.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; mayorstubbs; mayorstubbstoyou; stubbs; stubbsthecat; talkeetna; walsilla; wasilla

Get well soon, Stubbs!

1 posted on 09/03/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 09/03/2013 9:24:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 09/03/2013 9:44:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition

*laugh* Thanks for that. All outraged about the bloody dog and couldn’t help but grin at that pic. :)


4 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:20 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

It’s Alaska...............EVERYthing is bigger there [sorry Texans]


5 posted on 09/03/2013 9:51:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition

Bigfoot has been found.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 10:06:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor kitty. Get well soon. Is there a kitty equivalent of chicken soup?


7 posted on 09/03/2013 10:09:10 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn
Is there a kitty equivalent of chicken soup?

Tuna juice, methinks.

8 posted on 09/03/2013 10:11:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

With catnip and salt on the glasses rim


9 posted on 09/03/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dogs are just evil. Get well kitty kitty ! And stay safe (indoors if possible!).


10 posted on 09/03/2013 11:13:13 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: erlayman; Slings and Arrows
Dogs are just evil.

What you talkin' 'bout?


11 posted on 09/03/2013 11:19:51 PM PDT by WVKayaker (“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” - Sarah Palin)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This is Talkeetna. The store is all there is to town. and Stubbs, of course]


12 posted on 09/03/2013 11:24:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition

What the heck do they need ice for? ;)


13 posted on 09/03/2013 11:26:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
LOL....err....the tourists on their way to Denali.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 11:31:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ironically the West Rib Pub and Grill has no ribs on its menu.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 12:46:05 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Life is cruel.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 1:04:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Speedy recovery to Mayor “Mr. Stubbs” The Cat. :)=^..^=


17 posted on 09/04/2013 2:24:06 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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Yeah,...get well soon Stubbs!


18 posted on 09/04/2013 3:06:56 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You can’t keep a good kitty down,...after all, he has his mayoral responsibilities.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 3:14:27 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, geez....poor sweet baby. That kills me. Prayers for the fast recovery of one of God’s little creatures.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Daffynition

LOL....love it


21 posted on 09/04/2013 7:53:33 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Amen.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pallmallman

I hear he’s considering a run for governor.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 9:34:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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I despise cat killing dogs.....i hope they find it and kill it immediately.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 9:37:58 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Run for Governor!!!! For get that; I say he should go for the white house. Honestly could he do any worst then the likely candidates the major parties are going to make us choose from??


25 posted on 09/06/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by Okimi2200 (Semper Fi to the constitution not the white house)
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