For the past 17 years, Mayor Stubbs has been the figurehead of the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska. An impressive feat for any elected official to stay in office that long, but here’s the weird part – Mayor Stubbs is not a man, not a woman, not even human… Mayor Stubbs is a cat (below).
Residents elected Stubbs, as a write-in candidate back in 1997 and since then the town’s lovable Mayor has been through a lot. During his time in office, the mayor of this tiny town has been shot, fallen into a restaurant fryer, jumped off a moving truck, and been mauled by a dog. This golden-furred manx mix has almost used up his nine lives, don’t you think?
Check out this video from a couple of years back and let us know what you think about the feline-in-charge. If you LOVE cats, please go ahead and SHARE this video!