Some Cats Have Nine Lives But Two Heads?
This one is a unique story and highly interesting no doubt, so if you didn’t know about people being born joined at the hip (Two People Who Are Identical And Born Attached By The Hip Or Head) it is uncommon but it does happen from time to time.
I not sure but I think that is called “Conjoined Twins“, which is where two people are born together at birth.
So the theory about that is conjoined twins usually have about a 25% chance of living, it is estimated that 1 out of 50,000 births maybe that of conjoined twins.
Now that being said, how this happens is rather simple to explain.
You have a female who is giving birth, and let’s say she is going to have twins. So she has a fertilized egg in her body, but say the egg splits part of the way or not completely.
That is then called “fission”. Another side of this to think on is that if the egg completely separates, but then the stem cells (Which Is Similar For Both Twins) will bind together or what is called “fusion”.
So there you have it in a nut shell.
Enter “Deucy”, a double-headed cat that was born on the 11th of this month in June and is making headlines like it’s no tomorrow.
People are looking at this special kitty like a “Janus Cat”, and most of you probably don’t know who in the world Janus might be but in mythology he is the god of time (Beginnings And Endings) or “two-faced”.
But like before what is estimated about conjoined twins life spans, the same goes for a Janus cat.
Cats are rumored to have 9 lives, but Janus cats it is a different matter.. Why they don’t live long, I can’t even begin to tell you why that’s something the big man upstairs (God Himself) would have to fill you in on that one.
Another thing is Deucy’s mother rejected her because of her uniqueness, the mother cat probably didn’t understand what she was and just would not accept it as one of it’s own. Yea that’s messed up.
But hey it’s not Deucy’s fault, but she is very unique indeed I say..
It’s not everyday you have a two-headed cat, just come wandering around, and not to be funny but I don’t think to many dogs might mess with Deucy as well.
Dogs believe it or not get spooked pretty easy, and if they don’t recognize something they might want to attack but in her case they might just leave her alone.
So hey a unique cat indeed!..
Double Take On The Kitty..
(By: Jaye Irons)
- Conjoined Palestinian twins who share heart, liver can’t be separated, say Israeli doctors (addisuwond.wordpress.com)
- Two-headed Kitten Born in Oregon, Owners Name the Janus Cat ‘Deucy’ [VIDEO] (natureworldnews.com)
- Amazing Two Faced Kitten Deucy (video) (americanlivewire.com)
- Rare kitten born with two heads (wave3.com)
- Sad News, Folks: Two-Headed Deucy Has Already Shuffled Off This Mortal Coil (geekosystem.com)
- Rare two-faced kitten born in Oregon, US (metro.co.uk)