Most parents wouldn't know what to do if their daughter brought a hermaphroditic cat home with her, but Colleen Clarke-Murphy welcomed the visiter immediately as family.

I was born this way. (via CBC)

Meet Mittens! The very rare cat born with both sets of genitals.

At first Colleen thought the new family pet was just sick, so she was surprised to hear from the doctor the real reason why Mittens was having bowel and urinary problems: Mittens is both male and female.

Apparently, having both sets of genitals is getting in the way, and one of them is going to have to go.

The vet recommended a gender reassignment surgery to make Mittens male only.

Colleen is understanding, but it isn't what she would have chosen for Mittens.