'Frank 'n Louie' is not your ordinary pet. He has two names, and there's a reason why.
To most people meeting him for the first time, he looks like any ordinary cat.
"They initially walk up with the look of 'oh, what a beautiful cat!," said his owner Marty. "And then, as he turns, I see the look of horror come across their face."
Frank 'n Louie, now 12 years old, was born with two faces. And with his birthday just passing, he is officially the oldest two-faced cat in existence.
"He was nominated for the Guinness World Records for the longest surviving Janus cat, which is a new term for two-faced cat," Marty said.
But the rare feline almost didn't make it. At just one day old, a breeder dropped him off to be euthanized.
But Marty, a veterinary nurse, adopted him right away and saved his life.
"Nobody had claimed him, and I said, 'I'll take him, I'll take him,'" she said. "And everybody just told me, 'Don't get your hopes up. They don't live.' And I said, 'Let me just try.'
And so, this two-faced cat actually grew up to be a loving, healthy pet -- with unique quirks that make Frank Frank and Louie Louie.
"Everything works in unison so when this side eats, this side sometimes goes up and down," Marty said. "He sees out of the two outside eyes here, the middle eye is not functional. He's fine with the way he looks."
Marty says Frank 'n Louie is twice the cat -- and twice the cute.
Frank n' Louie's life expectancy is actually 13 to 15 years. But Marty hopes he'll keep his 'miracle cat' status and live well into his 20s.
And in case you're wondering, the term "Janus Cat" refers to the Roman god Janus, who also had two faces.
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