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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 14:32

You're not seeing double. Again.

A rare, two-faced kitten was born in Amity, Oregon, on Tuesday. Stephanie Durkee, the owner of both the female kitten and its mother, took the two-faced cat to a vet, who say she's in good health. (She meows "loudly from both mouths," according to the Guardian.)

Durkee told Portland's KGW-TV the kitten—named "Deucy"—has been rejected by her mother, so she's been feeding her warmed kitten formula from a syringe.

"The kids ... came in and said, 'Mom there's a kitty with two heads,'" Durkee told Portland's NBC affiliate. "And I said, 'I think you guys are just tired, you're crazy, that doesn't happen.'"

Durkee, who plans to keep Deucy, says the kitten was born at "6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the 'Gemini' astrological sign." Durkee said she "can’t help but wonder at the 'double' coincidences surrounding Deucy’s birth."

Two-faced cats—known as Janus cats, for the two-faced Roman god who also gave us the word "January"—are unusual but not unprecedented.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:00

So the mother abandons it, knowing something is wrong, but we, the far superior race, continue to make it live. All it will ever be is something for people to talk about, and not treated as a normal animal would.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:01

Harvey would've been a better name.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:59

2 heads are better than one.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 18:48

2 heads are better than one.


Even if both heads are morons?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 19:02

2 kittens, one milk dish.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 00:40

^ And two straws, please ...

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 00:48

Harvey would've been a better name.


Othello... or Iago...