Two-Faced Cat Sets Longevity Record
September 29, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) — A Massachusetts woman said her 12-year-old cat made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest living cat born with two faces.
Marty, the Worcester cat owner who asked for her last name to be withheld, said her feline, which she dubbed Frank and Louie, made it into the 2012 record book for being the longest living cat with the condition, which is known as Janus, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.
Frank and Louie has three eyes, two noses and two mouths. However, the cat, which has only one brain, only uses one of the mouths for eating.
“Frank does the eating,” Marty said. “He only has to eat for one cat body. He’s just one cat body with an extra face.”
Marty said she was working at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 12 years ago when someone brought Frank and Louie in to be put to sleep. Marty said she decided to take the animal home and has been caring for him ever since.
“He’s acclimated very well,” Marty said. “He doesn’t know he’s any different. He thinks he’s a normal cat.”