“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed cats can change the world.” (apologies to Margaret Mead)
Although Tuxedo Stan passed away due to kidney cancer in 2013, his memory lives on. Here’s his original bio in his own words…
Hello loyal fans. Welcome to my website. For those of you who haven’t seen me on Anderson Cooper 360 or CTV’s National News with Lisa LaFlamme, I’m the leader of The Tuxedo Party of Canada. I’m handsome, witty and I come with my own tuxedo. I have but a single platform ( beside the one I sit on outdoors ) and that is to improve the welfare of homeless, abandoned and suffering cats in Halifax Regional Municipality.
Like all great leaders, I come from humble beginnings. My mom was abandoned and living by her wits on the streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was pregnant with me and my three brothers when she was rescued and taken to a veterinary hospital. We were born three weeks later. That’s me, right in the front.
So, how exactly did I get started you might ask. Well, when I was eight weeks old me and my brother Earl moved to Catopia. There were already three other cats, two dogs, two guinea pigs and a bunch of fish so I learned some valuable diplomatic skills pretty early on. ( Although, I must say, when a dog walks by with poop on his breath, that is just downright disgusting. I cannot abide poor personal hygiene.)
Anyway, my new mom is a writer and I started blogging to promote her book “Urban Tigers – Tales of a Cat Vet”. People really liked me and what I had to say so I decided to really sink my teeth into the whole social media scene. Even more people liked me and what I had to say. People I didn’t even know started coming up to me and saying, “Stan! You should be mayor!”
So, after careful deliberation and some catnip, I thought, “Why not?” I mean, we cats are natural born politicians. Show me a cat who can’t get what he wants with a silent meow, or a well-placed rear end view and I’ll show you a dullard. And there are role models. Look at Hank who’s running for the US senate or that old guy Stubbs up in Alaska. He’s been mayor for for fifteen years! Personally, I think more cats would get involved in politics if it weren’t for the whole opposable thumb issue. The humans got the better end of that deal.
All I’m saying is that politics is about reaching the people, making them care enough about something to want change. If a little tuxedo cat from Nova Scotia can make the world smile and give them hope that together we can make a difference, then it’s a good day.
Tuxedo Stanley for Mayor!!! ( Ellen Degeneres, if you are reading this, I would love to be on your show. I know you like me because I heard you say you would vote for me.)
PS – You can help me spread the word by purchasing stuff from our Etsy store. All profits go to SpayDay HRM, a registered not-for-profit society whose goal is to assist students and low-income families with spaying and neutering.