More on Frank and Louis, The Extraordinary Two-Faced Janus Cat Who Defied the Odds

We enjoyed this second visit with Marti Stevens and her Guinness Word Record holding cat Frank and Louis at their home, and thought you might, too. The feature also includes illuminating commentary from a Tufts Veterinary Hospital doctor.

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Normal housecat Frank and Louis and petmom Marty Stevens, of Worcester MA, are in the spotlight this week, as the phenomenally long lived two-faced Janus cat has made news as Guinness World Records declared him the longest living cat of his kind.

We posted a story on Monday, An At-Home Visit With Frank and Louis the Two-Faced Janus Cat, telling the unusual cat’s story and showing him at home with his mom as a local news outlet came to visit. This was not the first video feature on the famous cat, but as far as we know, it was the first to treat him respectfully and not like a freak.

The beautifully fluffy boy turned 12 on September 8 and shows no sign of slowing down; not so extraordinary for most cats, but Janus cats typically do not live beyond 1-4 days, according to Tufts Veterinary Hospital staffer, Dr. Armelle Delaforcade. The doctor noted the scepticism that met Marti’s decision to adopt the statistically unviable cat when he was brought to the hospital by a breeder to be put down at one day old, and says she and the hospital are now grateful that Marti had the open heart and willingness to take a chance on the little cat. Frank and Louis has defied and conquered the odds as no one thought possible.

Marti says she hopes Frank and Louis continues to defy the odds for a long time to come, while she feels that in light of them, every day is a gift.

Here is another wonderful and respectful visit with Marti and Frank and Louis at their home, with commentary by Tufts veterinary doctor Armelle Delaforcade. We enjoyed viewing this second piece on the unique yet ordinary cat and thought you would, too.

Note for those who may not have seen our earlier story: Frank and Louis sees from two eyes, like most of the rest of us, and the middle eye is not functional. He has to turn his head so both eyes can work together. He eats from one mouth only.

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7 thoughts on “More on Frank and Louis, The Extraordinary Two-Faced Janus Cat Who Defied the Odds

  1. God bless Janus and his owner. He looks like in spite of it all that he has had a great life and he is very loved. Good job all around and keep on breaking those records.

  2. I love Frank’s and Louis’s spunkiness – the growling cracked me up because I had an ornery 22 year old that did the same thing when she could did not want to be bothered. Such a precious cat – love love love him!

  3. So glad that you gave Frank and Louis a chance at life. He seems to be a great cat. I love cats and have 3 myself. A solid black cat that will be 15 next month, a callico that is 12 and a tuxedo cat that is 7. BJ was rescued from a shelter, Callie, found on the road and could fit in my hand and Sox from a stray cat that had kittens in our garage.

    1. TO DEBRA: KUDOS TO YOU! YOU TOOK IN 3 KITTIES THAT NEEDED LOVE! WHO WOULD DROP A TINY BABY IN THE STREET?! BLACK CATS (AND DOGS) ARE THE LAST TO BE ADOPTED IN SHELTERS.
      *SO GLAD I GOT TO SEE THIS STORY ABOUT THE JANUS CAT; HAD NEVER HEARD THAT TERM BEFORE. I SAW THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE STORY ON THE NEWS TODAY, BUT DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE STORY. SO GLAD FRANK AND LOUIS WERE GIVEN A CHANCE TO LIVE!!

  4. I would LOVE to communicate with Marty about her experiences with Frank & Louis. I do infant animal rescue and I have a LOT of questions about how she was able to raise this beautiful and precious creature. Marty…PLEASE contact me!

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