Friday, September 13, 2013

Morris The Cat Lends A Paw To Ailing Alaska Cat Mayor

After the untimely passing of Tuxedo Stan, former mayoral candidate of Halifax last weekend, I'm happy to be able to report that another prominent member of the feline political party is on his way to recovery after suffering from a brutal dog attack.

Mayor Stubbs rose to fame after the story of his fifteen year reign as honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska made headlines worldwide. After landing the position through a write-in ballot, he made his home at Nagley's General Store, where every day at 4 p.m. he could be found sipping catnip-sprinkled water out of a wine glass.

Stubbs recovering in the hospital just days after the attack.

"While at this point in time it is impossible to know whether my attack was politically motivated, I do hope that the government will seriously consider providing me with some Secret Service protection in the future to assist in preserving my remaining 8 lives," Stubbs wrote shortly after the alleged assassination attempt on August 31. 

The mayor underwent emergency surgery after he was brought in to Lake-Susitna Veterinary Hospital suffering from traumatic right-sided chest injuries involving penetrating wounds, collapsed right lung lobes, and fractured sternum.

Stubbs resting comfortably 4 days post-trauma.

After the attack, supporters began sending in donations for his mounting medical bills, but another famous feline stepped in to lend a helping paw. Morris the Cat, the legendary ginger kitty behind 9Lives cat food, offered to cover the expenses, which reportedly topped over $3,000. The two formidable felines became friends last year after Stubbs joined Morris on his bid to become elected president.

Fortunately, after a week in intensive care, Stubbs was able to return home on Monday. To celebrate, he posted the following message on his Facebook page, thanking everyone for their support:

I'm happy to report that I am now back home in Talkeetna, where I continue to mend. I must thank my brother from another mother, Morris The Cat, for helping to cover my medical expenses. All donations I've received that exceed my expenses will be donated to the Mat-Su Animal Shelter, to support fellow animals in need. 

Unfortunately due to my strict recovery diet, I am unable to drink my usual catnip-laced water from my wine glass, but I do hope to be back in my normal routine in the near future. Thank you all for the cards, packages, donations, and Facebook love you've shown me during this difficult time. I do hope you will all consider moving to Talkeetna so that I can repay you with town-wide dance parties and mouse hunts, because let's be real, there will be a party as soon as I'm back on my feet.

Mayor Stubbs



Sparkle said...

I'm so glad the mayor is recovering!

Katie Isabella said...

Precious boy..I am SO glad he is on the road to recovery. May he PLEASE continue to get better. xoxox to you Mayor.

Diana said...

Thank God he is on the mend! I am so happy for him and his loved ones that he made it through. Please keep us updated on his recovery.

Mayor Stubbs, I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back to your mayoral duties and drinking your catnip water from a wine glass. You are a strong fighter. Keep up the good fight and get well.

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