The best elected official the town has passed away after two decades of civil service.
The unofficial Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, whose name was Stubbs the cat, has sadly passed away in his sleep last Thursday night.
The official release states Stubbs was 20-years-old.
“He was a trooper until the very last day of his life; meowing at us throughout the day to pet him or to come sit on the bed with him and let him snuggle and purr for hours in our lap .”
He went to sleep on Thursday night and crossed over the rainbow bridge before the morning.
Talkeetna, which is a town with a population of about 900, elected the yellow cat mayor in a write-in campaign in 1998. Stubbs, who enjoyed drinking water and catnip from a margarita glass, quickly became a tourist attraction.
As Stubbs grew older and older his public appearances at the store became less frequent.
“The last time Stubbs was in the store; he got to snuggle with the employees and relax after a good long days’ work,” the release also states.
Stubbs also had his own Twitter account and his most recent tweets brought a smile to our face.
Fans from all around the globe are deeply saddened by Stubbs’ passing. The Stubbs family has asked for some privacy during this time, however, they wrote in a statement they are accepting cards and letters to put into a memory book to eventually display at the store.
The mailing address is here:
Mayor Stubbs/Nagley’s Store
PO Box 413
Talkeetna, AK 99676