Now comes the newest and most bizarre cat story. No, you’re not still drunk from those shots of Jäger last night, nor did you forget your glasses. You are in fact looking at a cat with two faces.
Frankenlouie from Milbury Mass was born with this strange genetic deformity known as Janus or Polycephaly which causes growth of extra facial features.
Many of you may already be familiar with this cat but theirs a reason for him being in the news, read on.
Now I’ve see pigs, snakes, turtles, goats, calves and even one kitten with this condition but Frank is the first full grown, fully mature live cat. I guess that’s why Frank is such a star on Youtube.
Not only that but he’s beaten the odds in living to the ripe old age of 12, that’s 84 for you and me. Because of this feat, Frank has earned a spot in the Guinness Book. Congrats Frank!
Here is the skinny on our star of the day, Frankenlouie:
Double take! Meet the cat with nine lives and TWO faces
We all know cats have nine lives. But this very special and much loved cat was born with two faces.
Frankenlouie, who lives with his owner in Milbury, Massachusetts, has a genetic birth deformity which caused him to grow the extra facial features.
The extraordinary feline’s two faces were caused by a condition called Janus, which normally causes cats to live for only a few days.
But the unusual pet has beaten the odds to live long enough to celebrate his 12th birthday. Now the feat of survival has earned him a place in the Guinness World Records.
Frankenlouie is already an internet star who has notched up thousands of hits on You Tube. And the one-in-a million mug has featured on TV shows such as ‘Strange, Freaky, True’.
The cat’s owner is former veterinary nurse who does not want to be identified.
Source: Daily Mail Online
As an added note, I love the name given this cat. Even when people think they have a cool moniker for their pets, the names are typically only cool to them. Make no mistake, Frankenlouie is one cool name for one cool cat.
Disclaimer: I am not, nor will I ever be a “cat person”. I did however hear a rumor that Javier loves cats. Especially little furry kittens that purr as they think he’s their Momma. Isn’t that sweet?