Do you notice anything strange about the cat in the photo? At first, I didn’t believe this .. er, cat .. was alive, instead of being the product of a zit-faced basement-dwelling photoshop prankster with too much time on his hairy-palmed hands. But after poking around on the internet for a few hours, it appears that this is the real thing.
This cat, named Lil’Bit, was born to a cat named Lil’Pine. Lil’Bit is now seven months old and is living with his original family. His family prefer to remain anonymous to avoid the crush of public attention, which might stress out the cat.
Lil’Bit was born with four eyes, although the middle two eyes look like they are somewhat merged together (see below — does this/these eye/s even see?). The cat also has two mouths and two noses, but only two ears.
The most remarkable thing about this cat is that it appears that he not only has two faces, but also has two functioning brains. Even though no x-rays have been taken to confirm this, veterinarians think that the two brains function independently because one face can sleep while the other is awake, one face can sneeze while the other does not, and both faces eat and breathe.
“The amazing thing to watch is that one of Lil’Bit’s faces can be asleep while the other one is awake,” says his 47-year-old female owner in Arizona. “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.;
The cat does have some physical problems, such as using the litter box.
“He finds it hard to walk normally so there was a litter problem because he couldn’t do it himself. So I hit on the idea of using premature baby diapers on him. It seems to work well,” said the owner.
Despite difficulties with using the litter box, there are some advantages to living with this cat as well.
“[W]hen he purrs it is like he is purring in stereo.”