Kitten Born With Two Faces Dies

Her face, like some unreal psychedelic vision, was split into two. There were two noses, two mouths and four eyes, all coming up from one tiny body.

The kitten, called Two Face because of her condition, was born on Tuesday of last week in a litter of six, and seemed to be defying nature simply by living. The condition she was born with, called diprosopus, is a rare congenital defect that leaves little chance of survival.But Two Face, after living a seemingly healthy life for two days, died on Thursday inexplicably. Her owners, Jeffrey and Tammy Oxley of Charleston, West Virginia, have not been able to find out what caused the death.
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Kitten Survives Washing Machine Cycle

A Persian kitten gave her owners the shock of their lives when she emerged from the washing machine, dizzy and bedraggled after surviving a full cycle.Brendon Rogers, from Manly Vale, Sydney, said four-month-old Kimba, a white, fluffy kitten, must have climbed into the front-loader machine when the door was open and curled up on the dirty clothes – unbeknownst to his father Lyndsay who turned the machine on for a cold wash.

They were both amazed when the cycle – including a high level spin – finished and they opened the door to pull out the clothes to find Kimba in the machine”We could hardly believe our eyes when she emerged, looking like a drowned rat,” he said.Although Kimba was alive she clearly needed help so they rushed her to the vet where she was put on an intravenous drip and treated for shock and hypothermia.
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Dog Adopts Orphaned Kitten After Seeing Off Her Own Babies

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A fluffy dog living in China’s Guangxi province has the most unusual baby nipping at her side: a kitten.According to Fame photo agency, the canine, who belongs to a woman named Granny Meng, had puppies just a few month ago and Meng gave them away to friends and neighbors. When Meng received an adorable orange kitten from a friend recently, the dog immediately stepped in as Mom.The pair have been like two peas in a pod: If the kitten is hungry, it scratches at the dog, who lies down and gives the wee kitty some milk. They also eat and cuddle in the same den — how sweet!

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Dog Saves Kitten From Freezing To Death

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Saved by the bark! When Welly the kitten went missing from his home in Swindon, England, his owner, Lorna Hayes, was devastated. But just in time for the holidays, Hayes’ neighbors’ greyhound mix, Susie, discovered the 11-week-old cat in the bushes. By barking in front of the cat’s hiding spot, Susie led Hayes straight to Welly, reports the Swindon Advertiser.

Hayes couldn’t believe that her kitty — who was found curled up and frozen — survived the cold night. “Susie found my kitten nearly dead in the undergrowth – we were ecstatic because we thought he had been caught by a fox or killed by the cold,” Hayes told the Swindon Advertiser.

Hayes believes that Welly may have escaped in a visitor’s stroller. She started searching for her missing cat the previous night and continued at 6:30 a.m. the next morning.
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Kids Mistake Leopard Cub For New Pet Kitten

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It’s an age-old story: Kids find an adorable kitten, bring it home and plead “Can we keep it? Pleeeease?” But this time, the kitten wasn’t just any cat Children in the Indian village of Bhatvadar brought home a kitten one night last week and played with the fuzzy feline throughout the following day, the Times of India reports. That is, until the kitty growled. “It was only when we heard the cub growling that we realized it was not a kitten, but a leopard,” villager Bharat Sakat told the Times of India.

Leopards prowl across Africa and Asia, and a unique subspecies is native to the Indian subcontinent, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). The striking, spotty big cats can weigh up to 200 pounds, sprint 36 miles per hour, and leap 20 feet forward in a single bound, the San Diego Zoo reports.

While they’re undeniably adorable, the powerful predators clearly don’t make great pets. Fortunately, the Indian villagers quickly figured out that they had a leopard on their hands. “Fearing that its mother might be nearby, we released it in the wild near where the children had found it,” Sakat said.

So the next time your kids come home with a kitten, whining “pleeeease,” remember that it could be worse.

The Male Tortoiseshell Kitten Who Is Britain's Rarest Cat

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Eddie the cat has defied genetics and odds of 400,000 to one after he was born a MALE tortoiseshell.Vet Karen Horne was stunned to discover the black and ginger tom, who overturns the normal laws of biology.She said she named him after the cross-dressing comic Eddie Izzard because ‘he is essentially a boy dressed in girls’ clothing.

Male cats, like human beings, have only one X chromosome in their DNA meaning it is technically impossible for them to inherit different colours.Of eight million pet cats in Britain only a couple a year are born male tortoiseshells – making Eddie an extremely rare accident.

Karen, 38, said: ‘As a vet I can tell you that it is genetically impossible to get a male cat that is tortoiseshell coloured.

‘My colleagues and I have 30 years of experience between us and we have never seen anything like this.’
The eight-week-old kitten was brought into Karen’s veterinary surgery in Harpenden, Herts, with his three tortoiseshell sisters by local charity Cat and Kitten Rescue.But as Karen set about vaccinating the siblings she discovered to her amazement that one was a boy.
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The Male Tortoiseshell Kitten Who Is Britain's Rarest Cat

unique cat of uk

Eddie the cat has defied genetics and odds of 400,000 to one after he was born a MALE tortoiseshell.Vet Karen Horne was stunned to discover the black and ginger tom, who overturns the normal laws of biology.She said she named him after the cross-dressing comic Eddie Izzard because ‘he is essentially a boy dressed in girls’ clothing.

Male cats, like human beings, have only one X chromosome in their DNA meaning it is technically impossible for them to inherit different colours.Of eight million pet cats in Britain only a couple a year are born male tortoiseshells – making Eddie an extremely rare accident.

Karen, 38, said: ‘As a vet I can tell you that it is genetically impossible to get a male cat that is tortoiseshell coloured.

‘My colleagues and I have 30 years of experience between us and we have never seen anything like this.’
The eight-week-old kitten was brought into Karen’s veterinary surgery in Harpenden, Herts, with his three tortoiseshell sisters by local charity Cat and Kitten Rescue.But as Karen set about vaccinating the siblings she discovered to her amazement that one was a boy.
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