“Ah, it has two faces!” was all that the King family could say when they welcomed the two-faced kitty, Biscuits and Gravy, into this world. Unfortunately, the little one did not carry the luck to see the daylight on the fourth day after being born. But it did a great job fighting for life for three whole days while bearing the weight of two faces.
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Born on May 20th, in an Oregon farm, this charming kitten captured the hearts of millions of people around the world.
It was born with two noses, two pairs of eyes, and two little mouths from both of which it could eat, suck and meow. That would be a dream come true for some gluttonous kids out there. But for this little buddy, it was a more of a curse. Initially, the miracle kitten did pretty well, eating from both the faces and peeing and pooping a lot. The problem was, according to what the King family wrote on Facebook, “He just didn’t grow. It’s hard for a little guy like him to support a large head with two complete faces.”
The nearly separated two faces are due to a very rare congenital condition known as Diprosopia.
This wasn’t the first time the world got to hear about a two-faced cat. This rare type of cats is named as “Janus” cats as they resemble Janus, the animistic spirit of doorways (januae) and archways (jani) in Roman religion. His two faces suggest that he looks into the future with one head and into the past with the other.
One of the most remarkable on the list of Janus cats is the two-faced cat named Frank and Louie who defied the common fate of their kind and lived for 15 years. It even holds a Guinness World Record for being the world’s longest surviving Janus cat.
Biscuits and Gravy was lucky to be born into such a loving and caring family. The King family was planning to keep Biscuits and Gravy and give away the rest but they suffered its loss on Saturday. They wrote on Facebook, “We thank all of you who have been so kind, prayed, and wished the best for Biscuits and Gravy. So many of you cared for him and wanted to follow his progress. We will never forget your kindness”.
Watch the video below to learn more about Biscuits and Gravy.
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