The kitten named Biscuits and Gravy, was born days ago with two faces, taking the internet by storm.
Biscuits and Gravy, the kitten born with two faces, has died days after going viral on the internet captivating cat lover around the world.
Born in Oregon on 20th May 2020, he was one of six kitten born to their mummy cat Keenly. He lived for 72 hours and in that space of time photos of him went viral on the internet and calls and messages were sent to the King family asking to adopt the kitty and providing support anyway possible.
Biscuits and Gravy had two noses, four eyes and two tiny mouths. He only had one brain stem, but could eat, suck and meow from both faces. At first, he had been doing very well, according to the family’s veterinarian.
“He ate a lot, and he peed and pooped a lot. He just didn’t grow. It’s hard work for a little guy like him to support a large head with two complete faces,”
the family wrote on a Facebook page tracking Biscuits and Gravy’s progress.
Cats with two faces are known as as “Janus” cats; This name comes from the Roman god Janus, who had two faces – one looking into the past and the other into the future.
Very rare do we see these type of cats and the last recorded birth was in 2013; Their life expectancy has been known to be very slim, down to days or sometimes hours – This was everyone’s concern on the Facebook tracking page for Biscuit and Gravy.
In 2006 the Guinness Book of World book recorded the longest two-face lived cat by the name of Frank and Louise who lived for 15 years
The King Family said;
Biscuits and Gravy was born with the longest of odds and by living nearly 4 days, he beat those odds,
Knowing how delicate and complex the situation was, the King Family did most of the caring for the kitten, making sure it was fed right and warm. Shortly before Biscuits and Gravy died, the King family posted a short tribute to him on Facebook.
“Biscuits and Gravy is definitely a gift, God allowed this little miracle to come into our lives for some reason. My hope and prayer is that Jesus’ love and sacrifice is shown through this little life,”
The King family had decided to keep Biscuits and Gray and give away the rest of the litter, which were born healthy. But by Saturday evening they were mourning his loss.
“We thank all of you who have been so kind, prayed, and wished the best for Biscuits and Gravy. So many of you care and wanted to follow his progress, and some said very nice things to and about us. We will never forget your kindness,”
the family’s Facebook message read.