Cat with 2 faces lives record 12 years

  • Known as a Janus cat, named for the figure in Roman mythology with two faces, the owner calls the face on the left Frank, while the face on the right is Louie.

    Known as a Janus cat, named for the figure in Roman mythology with two faces, the owner calls the face on the left Frank, while the face on the right is Louie. Associated Press

 
Associated Press
Posted9/30/2011 5:00 AM

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes -- and lots of doubts about his future.

Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being euthanized because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has also made it into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.

 

"Every day is kind of a blessing, being 12 and normal life expectancy when they have this condition is one to four days," Stevens said, stroking Frank and Louie's fur as he sat on her lap. "So, he's ahead of the game; every day I just thank God I still have him."