Biscuits and Gravy, 2-faced kitten that captured hearts, dies

Biscuits and Gravy, the two-faced kitten who captured hearts across the internet during his short life, has died of complications from his condition.

He was 3½ days old.

Biscuits and Gravy came into the world in an Oregon barn last Wednesday, one of six kittens born to the King family’s cat, Keenly, according to CNN.

The tiny creature fought valiantly to survive, said the King family, his owners, on Facebook.

“He ate a lot, and he peed and pooped a lot,” the family wrote. “He just didn’t grow. It’s hard work for a little guy like him to support a large head with two complete faces.”

Even though he had an incredibly short life, it was four times longer than the norm for this type of cat, known as a Janus cat after the Roman god with two faces – one looked into the past and one into the future, CNN reported.

Most of them live just a day, though Frank and Louie, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by living 15 years, as detailed in National Geographic.

Two other two-faced kittens have been logged over the years, one named Gemini in Rhode Island in 2012, and another in Oregon in 2013, dubbed Deucy. It stems from a rare congenital defect known as disprosopus, or craniofacial duplication, according to CBS affiliate KOIN-TV.

Biscuits and Gravy could “meow out of one mouth and eat out of the other,” BJ King, the kitten’s “dad,” told KOIN.

'This story has been a story of life and how very precious it is'

After the Biscuits and Gravy Facebook account appeared, advice and accolades poured in.

“I want to thank everyone so much for your kindness and love,” wrote Kyla King, Biscuits and Gravy’s mom, on Facebook. “This story has been a story of life and how very precious it is, whether days or years, whether animal or human, life is so very precious and every single life is unique.”

She said that was evidenced by the amount of “joy and hope” he brought.

“We loved him and cared for him, and he passed in my hands,” Kyla King wrote. “We are thankful to still have his siblings to care for, and they are just as precious. I can’t express to you how much this experience has meant to me. Thank you all.”