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Sat Sep 7, 2013, 01:29 PM

Alaska Cat Injury News: Mayor Stubbs survives dog's assassination attempt ; Wasabi's 11-story plunge

Two mews stories for the feline aficionados on DU.


Mayor Stubbs recoopurrating.

Stubbs, Cat Mayor Of Alaska Town, Wins Community Support After Dog's Assassination Attempt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine glass at the pub next door.

Instead, Stubbs the cat is sedated and under veterinary care after he was badly injured in a vicious dog attack in Talkeetna, a quirky community of 900 that elected him in a write-in campaign 15 years ago. Talkeetna has no human mayor, so you could say 16-year-old Stubbs is the reigning leader – of the feline sort, anyway.

"He's everybody's guy," said Stubbs' owner, Lauri Stec, who manages Nagley's General Store, where the orangey-beige cat lives and mingles with locals and tourists alike. Saturday's attack by the loose dog left Stubbs with a punctured lung, bruised hips, a long deep gash on his side and a sternum fractured to the point it might need to be repaired with a plate.

Stec, who said she knows the dog that was involved, has reported the attack with borough animal control officials.

More at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/stubbs-cat-mayor_n_3872485.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News


Stephanie Gustafson holds her two-year-old female cat, Wasabi.

Kitty falls 11 stories from Mendenhall Tower window


JUNEAU, Alaksa — Stephanie Gustafson was relaxing at home Monday evening when curiosity got the best her two-year-old cat Wasabi.

“It was about 11 p.m. She was chasing a mosquito around the house,” Gustafson said. “Normally I keep the windows closed because she’s so curious, but this time it was open just enough.”

The mosquito escaped through the window of Gustafson’s 11th floor apartment at the Mendenhall Tower in downtown Juneau; Wasabi, a mere slip of a cat, went after it.

Gustafson said she “freaked out”. Her mother watched as the cat fell to the ground.

More at http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-05/kitty-falls-11-stories-mendenhall-tower-window#.Uin0atJJPTo .

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Sat Sep 7, 2013, 01:43 PM

1. 8 lives left

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 01:32 AM

2. Both of these were headline stories in our newspapers.

We know what's REALLY important in Alaska. Lol

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Sun Sep 8, 2013, 01:53 AM

3. It's good to know the real priorities are in Alaska.

With only about 3/4 of a million people, I guess stories about cats and Sarah Palin's moose-capades are headline worthy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 10:41 PM

4. Actually, we haven't had a headline about The Quitter for quite a while.

She is so passé.

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