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You've probably seen stories about two-faced kittens in the news before, but they are rare, and their stories usually don't have happy endings. Not so with a cat named Frank & Louie, who at 12-years-old has earned the Guinness World Record for being the longest living Janus cat in the world, a term coined after the Roman God with two faces.
Frank & Louie was adopted by a veterinary nurse named Marty, after a breeder brought him in to Tuft's Veterinary School where she was working at the time. Instead of allowing him to euthanized, she decided to give the day-old kitten a home instead.
The cat has one head and brain, but is double trouble with two mouths, two noses, two seeing eyes, and one non-functioning eye that sits in the middle of his head like a cyclops. Marty tells the Worcester Telegram and Gazette that while people are initially taken back by his unusual look, "he's just so affectionate and sweet he usually wins (them) over."
Far from living a conventional existence, the world record shattering feline who celebrated his birthday earlier this month, shares his Massachusetts home with another cat, a dog, and an opera singing parrot.
On a personal note, I think this is the best story ever, and it totally made my day. Go Frank & Louie!
Frank & Louie