CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) – Frank and Louie is the world’s oldest two-faced cat, which is not to say he is deceitful or insincere.
Rather, the fluffy, gray feline with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, turned 12 years old this month, setting the record for “longest surviving Janus cat,” Sara Wilcox, a Guinness World Records spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The name “Janus cat” was coined by British zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker, based on the two-faced Roman god of transitions, gates and doorways.
Frank and Louie has a case of craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital condition resulting from a protein with the odd name of sonic hedgehog homolog (SHH).
Right off the bat, I like dogs better than cats. But I just don’t get cats. They want to be petted and then they scratch you and run away. Two-faced for sure.