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March 11, 2005

Friday Cat Blogging Bonus

Kitten Born With Two Faces

Go to the link to see a picture of the kitten. There is also a movie. Here's hoping the kitten makes it past 48 hours.

LAKE CITY, Fla. -- When Teresa Morrison's cat had a litter Tuesday, she noticed something was different about one of the kittens.

"I thought it had growth on its face," she said.

The kitten has two mouths, two noses and four eyes. She immediately called her veterinarian.

"He said he's never seen it. Never," Morrison said.

The kitten is nursing from its mother, which the vet said is a good sign.

"(She's) feeding off one mouth now; sometimes go to the other one, but he's not getting it open," Morrison said.

The vet told Morrison he didn't know if the cat has one or two brains, but having one would give the cat a better chance to survive.

He said if the kitten lives 48 hours, he has a good chance of living a full life.

Wednesday morning, Morrison named the cat "Deuce."

Posted on March 11, 2005 at 05:07 PM | Permalink

Comments

Now that's what I call a siamese cat.

Posted by: AlanDownunder at Mar 12, 2005 7:45:43 AM

Morrison named the cat Deuce

I wouldda thought Janus was the obvious name here.

Posted by: at Mar 14, 2005 4:53:28 AM

Have you heard any follow-up news on this...? This is the kind of story that gets my curiousity up.

I hope this kitten lives a long and full life, if it's still hanging in there...it's cute in a sorta-freaky way.

--TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at Mar 14, 2005 3:29:09 PM

I just checked Google News. Sadly, Deuce had died within the two day time frame. I was hoping he would have lived. :(

He really was cute.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 14, 2005 4:32:37 PM

Oh man, what a bummer...well, Nature can be that way when she wants to be, and usually has a good reason for it, too. I'm sure he was loved and cared for up to his last breath, though...

--TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at Mar 14, 2005 4:41:20 PM