Biscuits and Gravy, the kitten with 2 faces, has actually passed away days after catching the hearts of animal lovers all over the world.
The cute cat, born upon May 20 on an Oregon farm, passed away just three days after his birth. He was one of 6 kittycats born to Acutely, a feline owned by the King family.
Biscuits and Gravy had 2 noses, 4 eyes and two small mouths. He just had one brain stem, but could consume, draw and meow from both faces. In the beginning, he had been doing extremely well, according to the household’s vet.
“He ate a lot, and he peed and pooped a lot. He just didn’t grow. It’s effort for a little person like him to support a large head with 2 complete faces,” the household wrote on a Facebook page tracking Biscuits and Gravy’s progress.
Two-faced cats are referred to as “Janus” cats, named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces– one looking into the past and the other into the future.
Although these unusual kitties do not usually survive for more than one day, a two-faced cat called Frank and Louie defied the odds and lived for 15 years, even appearing in the Guinness World Records book in 2006.
Biscuits and Gravy “was born with the longest of odds and by living nearly 4 days, he beat those odds,” the King family stated on Facebook.
To take care of him, the King household had to take control of much of Keenly’s motherly tasks. That included regular feedings and keeping him warm.
Shortly prior to Biscuits and Gravy died, the King family posted a short tribute to him on Facebook.
“Biscuits and Gravy is absolutely a present, God allowed this little miracle to come into our lives for some factor. My hope and prayer is that Jesus’ love and sacrifice is revealed through this little life,” they composed.
The King family had actually decided to keep Biscuits and Gray and hand out the remainder of the litter, which were born healthy. However by Saturday evening they were mourning his loss.
“We thank all of you who have actually been so kind, hoped, and wished the finest for Biscuits and Gravy. Many of you care and wished to follow his development, and some said very nice things to and about us. We will always remember your generosity,” the family stated on Facebook.
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