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    A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    I saw this on the News last night as I was surfing the channels, got the tail end of the story, thought it was a joke.

    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."
    "He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store in Talkeetna, where Stubbs hangs out most of the time.
    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.

    Talkeetna Mayor is a Cat Named Stubbs - Local News - Anchorage, AK - msnbc.com
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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Awesome! Just think of how much money they can save by replacing all our representatives by our feline friends . I think we might even see an improvement in performances ...
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Awesome! Just think of how much money they can save by replacing all our representatives by our feline friends . I think we might even see an improvement in performances ...
    Love your thoughts on this, Vautrin!

    I wonder how those running against the cat felt when they lost? That would be a bit embarrassing.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    I am sure that Stubbs is not a naked cat. At least then they lost against the most beautiful candidate.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I am sure that Stubbs is not a naked cat. At least then they lost against the most beautiful candidate.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Probably a Norwegian Forest Kitty ... I wonder if the officials demanded to see his birth certificate??
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    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Probably a Norwegian Forest Kitty ... I wonder if the officials demanded to see his birth certificate??
    Vautrin, you always come up with the best thoughts.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    I was fascinated by your reply so I looked up some images of the Norwegian Forest kitties; my gosh but they are beautiful!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: A Cat is a Mayor of an Alaskan Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Luba View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Probably a Norwegian Forest Kitty ... I wonder if the officials demanded to see his birth certificate??
    Vautrin, you always come up with the best thoughts.
    There is a reason why he is not elected President.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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