Kitten born with two faces surprises owners: Nearly four days after, kitty bids goodbye

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  • A farm cat gave birth to a two-faced kitten in Oregon; surprising its owners
  • The two faces which feed separately are attached to only one brain stem
  • The couple tried their best to give special care hoping it can defy the odds but nearly four days after, sad news broke

An Oregon family knew their farm cat, Keenly, is going to have a litter soon, but little did they expect a surprise was going to meet them — a two-faced kitten.

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The special kitten in a litter of six was born on May 20 and named Biscuits and Gravy. The adorable kitten has two noses, four eyes and two tiny mouths. It only has one brain stem, though, but can feed and meow on both mouths.

The couple took extra effort in feeding it themselves since the presence of two faces makes nursing on their mama cat so challenging.  They bottle-feed him every 2 hours round the clock, day and night. Kyla would make sure it is kept warm all the time by tucking it under her shirt. She even slept in a room separate from her husband to keep watch on it like a newborn baby.

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The couple made an Instagram account, biscuitsand_gravy, dedicated to this cute feline for others to follow their journey.

However, after nearly four days of absolute love and care, the kitten crossed the rainbow bridge. The sad news was announced through its Instagram account. Kyla and B.J. admitted that they tried hard for the kitten to grow, but it just didn’t add weight even if it feeds a lot.

“I want to thank everyone so much for your kindness and love. This story has been a story of life and how very precious it is, whether days or years, whether animal or human. Life is so precious and every single life is unique,” Kyla said.

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Two-faced kittens are called “Janus cats”; named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces. They are known to have little chances of surviving. Yet one kitten, Frank and Louie, was able to defy the odds and lived for 15 years and held a Guinness record for the longest surviving Janus cat in 2012.

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