A post in the Albany Happenings Facebook group broke the news that the small town in rural Oregon is now home to a new kitten with a congenital defect named disprosopus.
Known as “Janus” cats, the cranial duplication mutation is known to keep felines from living long lives. Named after a Roman god, Janus cats are very rare. However, the Guinness Book of Records holds that the longest living Janus cat lived to be 15 years old.
The King family’s post on Facebook quickly took off, making rounds on the social platform and gathering thousands of views and comments.
Given the southern roots of the Oregon culinary experience, it is adorably perfect that the family decided to call the dual-faced kitten Biscuits and Gravy (or Biscuits for short).
Looking after a 1-year-old cat giving birth in their barn, Kyla King told the Albany Herald that “we didn’t know it was anything that cool at first,” until she “came back out and looked again,”
For now, it seems, that the family is simply hoping that Biscuits and Gravy survives, as they continue to look after the special kitten. However, bringing some joy and interesting news into people’s feed is a pretty welcome relief from the current climate.