Rare 2-faced cat makes the record books - CBC News

Rare 2-faced cat makes the record books

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

Twelve years after Marty Stevens of Worcester, Mass., rescued him from being put to sleep because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records (which lists the cat's name as Frank and Louie on its website, while other media are referring to him as Frankenlouie).

He's the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.

Stevens says every day is a blessing because such cats usually survive only for a few days.

These days, the friendly, laid-back cat loves riding in the car and taking walks on a leash, though people who come up to pet him are usually shocked when they get closer.