An adorable Internet sensation has been born: a little two-faced kitten named Deucy. The odd Oregon feline was born with four eyes, two noses, two mouths, one body and healthy organs, and the cat has amazed animal lovers everywhere.
A fun fact about Deucy: She was supposedly born at 6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the “Gemini” astrological sign, according to local news station NWCN.com. Her owner, Stephanie Durkee, was stunned when the rare pet came into the world. After Durkee rushed her to the vet, the owner got some good news, though. The kitten is perfectly healthy. Durkee, meanwhile, is still stunned with all the double coincidences that have coincided with Deucy’s birth, the site said.
The Guardian quoted Durkee as saying, “The kids came in and said, 'Mom there's a kitty with two heads. And I said, 'I think you guys are just tired, you're crazy, that doesn't happen.'" She added that Deucy meows from both mouths.
Considering the mommy cat rejected her two-faced baby, Durkee is feeding Deucy warmed formula with a syringe and keeping her comfortable in a drawer with heating pads and towels. Deucy is flourishing, Durkee said to NWCN.com, and is even stronger than the other two kittens that survived the birth.
Though it’s a rare occurrence, this isn’t the first time a two-faced kitten has been born. A kitten who was dubbed “Harvey Dent” by his owners made headlines in 2012 and was named after the Batman nemesis Two Face. Sadly, he died a few days letter, but according to Eonline.com, Deucy has a fighting chance.
Cats with two faces are also known as “Janus” cats. Not many kittens with two faces go on to live till adulthood. The oldest Janus cat, Frankenlouie, entered the Guinness Book of World Records when he lived until 12 years old, the New York Daily News wrote.