A striking two-faced cat has gone viral on the internet. The cat, named Venus, has two different color eyes and fur that is split right down the middle. One half of her face is black while the other is ginger. The images of the cat is not a result of Photoshop.
However, to prove skeptics wrong, the owners of Venus, came on the Today show on Wednesday to prove that the cat is for real.
Owners Christina and Chris denied that the cat has been spray painted or that Venus' look is fake. Christina told Today host Savannah Guthrie: "We've heard everything from Photoshop to we've dyed half of her face. This is just the way she was born, that's it.''
Venus' left side of the face is black with a green eye. The right side of her face is ginger with a blue eye.
Venus was a stray living on a farm before her owners took her in. Christina said, "We have an orange tabby and a black tuxedo at home, so when I first saw her, I said, 'Oh my gosh, she looks like a combination of both our cats. We didn't at that time see the eyes, so Chris's first reaction was, 'We do not need any more animals.' When we zoomed in on her eyes, we were just awestruck. I said, 'We just have to have this cat.'''
The photos of Venus were first posted on Reddit, receiving over a million hits. Now Venus even has her own Facebook page which has over 36,000 likes.
The Facebook page 'Amazing Chimera Cat' reads:
Hi Fans...this is Venus. Wow I can't believe so many people love me so much! My Mommy has been so busy trying to keep up with my unexpected newfound fame and with the help of some nice people that understand our cause, we will be busy on a journey helping out my furry friends all over in many ways so we will be busy and not responding to the page as much for a short period. But, keep checking in because there are some exciting things planned for me in the coming weeks and you, my furry & human friends will be THE FIRST to know. In the meantime, I will lounging around while Mommy is taking meetings for more exciting things. Don't worry, my Mommy said that she will NOT do anything that will stress me out or make me feel uncomfortable or affect me in any negative ways. I am still her little baby and she will always put my well being and comfort level before anything......we're only going to do things that I like and can have a ball-----of string.....Meow!! Love Venus
See the video here.