Wednesday, November 28, 2007

cat with two faces and three eyes

Lil'bit is a Siamese cat-- not in the breeding sense but in the medical sense. Lil'bit is a cat that was born with two faces and three eyes.

In an interview with London's Daily Mail, the owner (who lives in Arizona and wants to be anonymous) said this:

"The kittens were born underneath my computer table. When I picked Lil'Bit up I suddenly spotted that he had two faces. I was so shocked that I nearly dropped him. "I called a kitten rescue service and they told me not to expect him to survive. But I didn't see why he shouldn't be given the chance to live. Everything is possible.

'I got him a heating pad and started feeding him every 15 minutes from an eye-dropper. I fed him like that for two or three months before starting him on proper cat food.

The amazing thing to watch is that one of Lil'Bit's faces can be asleep while the other one is awake. I have also seen him sneeze out of one side and not the other and blink on one side of his face but not the other.

"And when he purrs it is like he is purring in stereo."

When Lil'bit was born, he actually had four eyes, but the two in the center seem to be merging into one. A close up of Lil'bit's face can be seen by clicking here. (The picture weirds me out and I decided not to post it. :) ).

No scans have been done of the cat's head but doctors think it has two brains because each face can sleep independently.

two brains, both surly and independent.

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