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2-faced cat lives 12 years, sets world record

September 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Massachusetts cat with two faces just marked his 12th birthday, setting a new world record.

Owner Marty Stevens rescued Frank and Louie the cat from being put to sleep because of his condition. The exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records.

Frank and Louie is the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.

Stevens says every day is a blessing because such cats usually survive only for a few days.

The cat does have a few unique quirks that make Frank Frank and Louie Louie.

"Everything works in unison, so you know, when this side eats, this side sometimes goes up and down," said Stevens. "He sees out of the two outside eyes here. The middle eye is not functional. He's fine with the way he looks."

The friendly, laid-back Frank and Louie loves riding in the car and taking walks on a leash, though people who come up to pet him are usually shocked when they get closer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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