Stubbs, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is in rough condition after being attacked by a dog. He has a fractured sternum and a punctured lung. After undergoing three hours of surgery he is on the mend. Stubbs has been mayor of the town of 900 people for more than 15 years. The town voted him into office with a write-in campaign when he was a kitten when they didn't like the three human candidates who were running for the office.