Two-Faced Cat From Worcester Sets World Record

By Diana Perez, WBZ-TV

WORCESTER (CBS) – To most people meeting Frank ‘n Louie for the first time he looks like any ordinary cat.

“They initially walk up with the look of ‘oh what a beautiful cat’ and then as he turns I see the look of horror come across their face.”

Marty, Frank ‘n Louie’s owner says her cat with two names is also the cat with two faces and after turning 12 earlier this month, he’s now the oldest two-faced cat.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports

He was nominated by Guinness World Records for the longest living Janus cat, which is a new term for two faced cat, says Marty. The term Janus cat refers to the Roman God Janus who had two faces.

But Frank ‘n Louie almost didn’t make it. When he was just one day old a breeder dropped him off to be euthanized. Marty, a veterinary nurse, adopted him right away, “Nobody had claimed him and I said ‘I’ll take him I’ll take him’ and everybody just told me don’t get your hopes up, they don’t live and I said, ‘let me just try.”

And so this two faced feline grew up to be a loving, healthy cat. With a few unique quirks that make Frank, Frank and Louie, Louie.

“Everything works in unison, so when this side eats, this side sometimes goes up and down… He see’s out of the two outside eyes here, the middle eye is not functional but it doesn’t bother him at all. He’s fine with the way he looks,” says Marty.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

It’s twice the cat and twice the cute!

Frank ‘n Louie wasn’t expected to make it longer than four days, much less 12 years. His life expectancy is between 13 and 15 years but his owner is hoping he’ll keep his miracle cat status going and live well into is 20’s.

  • The Truth

    There are numerous ‘two-faced cats’ in Worcester. Most of them hang around City Hall on Tuesday nights.

    • susan

      I want one…

      • joe

        i want both

      • susan

        Joe….that was funny!!!

    • Carol White

      You are too funny! LOL

  • andrew

    i have never seen this before

  • Marianne

    Oh my god! My heart goes out to Frank & Louie. Do they have an medical problems such as trouble eating, Feline Lukemia, etc…?

    • Blue

      Feline Leukemia is a virus that ALL cats are susceptible to without the FeLV vaccine.

  • Ann

    wow i am cat lover i never see a cat like that before i fell sorry for that thing he must have problems walking with 2 heads

    • Truth Detector

      No, he uses his legs.

    • Leo

      i guess god gave him two legs to walk…so y do u think that it is difficult?

    • chipfields

      he’ll get used to it

      • TedinTN

        He is 12 years old. “He’ll get used to it”??? What are you smoking?

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  • Matt

    Quick shoot it. This thing is terrible looking. I will have nightmares for weeks because of this.

    • Legion

      Oh f*ck off. Shoot yourself and do the world a favor you POS.

  • Nab71

    Is this the Governor without his makeup?

  • Ann

    Matt i would have nightmares also if he at my place

    • MaryEllen Milne

      I hope he does have 18 kives. Nothibg would be nore fitting. The rest of us could use double heads, faces, and enjoy the same benefits too.

  • Hollywood HIck

    Did Al Gore use this photo as an example of consequences of global warming?

  • Factchecker

    Does a two-faced cat have 18 lives?

    • Leo

      no i don’t think so…All cats have only 1 life

  • damon beckett

    the humane thing to do is to euthanize the cat but not in this “save all the animals” climate.

    • Elisabeth Gordon

      WHY Damon? – he has thrived since being born and has two lovely people parents who love him – did you not read the article….if we put down every creature that is not deemed “perfect” in the eyes of “normal society” we would be no better than our Neanderthal forefathers…..

      • CB11

        It wasn’t dying, it was going to be euthanized. Nothing in the article says anything about the cat being sick or needing any emergeny care. Since no extra measures had to be taken for him (them) to survive, seems to me that God, Mother Nature or whomever you deem rules this Universe chose to let it live. Freak of Nature or not, the number one rule of nature: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST! Bravo! to Marty for being able to look past what others would find repulsive. That, my friends, is the true definition of Human Compassion!

      • JanineC

        I suppose Damon and WoodNfish both think that “freak” people should die too?? Why not just go out and euthenize all the handicapped people while you are at it??

        Ugh…Ignore them, Elisabeth. They are just cruel, petty people who have no humanity or decency.

      • woodNfish

        Because it is a freak Elizabeth. Nature has a perfectly good way of dealing with this type of mutation – they die. Allowing it to live is unnatural and wrong.

      • Brian David Holbrook

        WoodNfish, are you slow? Because your statement is completely illogical. “Allowing it to live is unnatural and wrong?” Interfering with nature would be unnatural and wrong. “Nature” has obviously decided that the cat live. The only thing the person did was prevent it from being killed by humans before it’s due time.

        By your logic, we should put you down, because you’re a f***ing idiot.

      • meyon25

        not Neanderthal…..NeanderTAL

    • coach23

      you obviously don’t know anything about animals and when it is time to euthanize them. you have no heart at all.

  • mikesa

    There is a two-faced sheep in the Bandera Cowboy Museum, in Bandera, Texas. It is way bigger than that cat.

  • Kate

    This is going to haunt my dreams.

  • Flannigan

    How is this a record?
    Isn’t Hillery Clinton in her sixties?

    • hkinsey3

      However old she is…..she looks older.

  • J.V.

    It’s Bush’s fault!

  • John Moser

    If he has one brain shouldn’t he have one name? I guess it doesn’t matter, cats never come when you call anyway.

    • Melissa in NorCal

      I had the same question – one brain – one idividual – one name. Hmmm.

    • mary

      sorry wrong. got three cats and only one dosent come when callled. Of course one thinks he a dog and wags his tail when he comes ;P

  • Alice Ramirez

    You must have confused “Republican” with Obama. What you describe is what Dear Leader is doing.

    • hermespan


  • Alice Ramirez

    The cat seems content and is well-loved and well-treated. Suggestions that the cat should have been euthanized indicate a confusion of Human reactions with Feline. The CAT doesn’t care that he has two faces. The cat can eat and poop, is clearly active and friendly, and lives in a loving home with guardians who protect and care for him. He is NOT suffering.

    • coach23

      He has a family who loves him so why shouldn’t he live a long and happy life. He is not suffering in any way.

  • karen s

    how lucky Frank&Louie. Congratulations on having the good fortune that a caring human believed in you. Marty, you are a special person, and i hope your privacy is respected. Head scratch and a belly rub to you.

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  • roughman

    Life is life…

    There is no such thing as a “Freak…”

    • Softy

      Well said! Now, if we can convince all those who don’t believe as we do , especially of the unborn!

  • Clearhead

    Is this the same cat who used to be Speaker Of The House?

    • Nancy Pantsy

      Still is.

  • linda

    After hearing some of the comments from these people, I now know who should be put to sleep! The cat is healthy and loved, which is probably more than can be said of the commenters!

    • jim


  • This Old Cat

    Cats don’t do politics. They are too intelligent which is more than I can say for some of the commenters. Thanks, Marty for stepping up and being a heroine. For those of you who have trouble with big words, heroine is the female version of hero.

  • Name

    I’m scared now!(no offense Marty)Also life can be rough!

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