Frank and Louie the cat has three eyes, one of which never closes and gives one the impression that he is staring even when his other eyes are closed. He also has two mouths, one of which doesn’t work, and two noses.
This week, Frank and Louie was included in the 2012 edition of the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest-surviving Janus cat, a term used for cats born with two faces. Janus was a Roman god also possessed of two mugs.
Frank and Louie’s owner, Marty Stevens, rescued the cat 12 years ago when he was brought to the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to be euthanized.
“The condition itself is very rare, and I think that the fact that this cat became an adult, a healthy adult, is remarkable,” Dr. Armelle deLaforcade, an associate professor at the school, tells the Associated Press.
As for Frank and Louie, life is grand.
He is “very, very laid back, not afraid of people, very friendly and he’s actually more of a dog than a cat,” says Stevens. “He walks on a leash, he goes right in the car; he loves car rides.”