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Q: Do you think a cat really has 9 lives?

April 26, 2009 | By Joyce | 18 answers | Expired: 1958 days ago

Joyce

If yes, has your cat used any of the 9 lives?

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Kate L.
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May 06, 2009

Yes! my not so smart manx jumped off our five foot scratching post and did a face plant, my little siamese once got stepped on and bit his tongue, all of my cats have gotten about 10 swats from miss diva kitty aka lulu. so actually cats most likely have 19 lives

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Mylima
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Apr 29, 2009

I had cats before and they were really something else! ... I think its just the way we think of them ... maybe its because the way are ... for example: ...they fall and ... most of time they land on their feet! ... something like that can make us think that they are special creatures! ... they also are very mysterious and sneaky animals! ,... I had one by the name of Kimba! ... She was my life!

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Jillian
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Apr 27, 2009

my cats use a life every time they wake me up in the middle of the night.

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Kaytee
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Apr 27, 2009

I don't think so. But my cat sure gave me a scare about 4yrs ago when he went through a broken window. I thought he was going to lose one of his ears. But the vet did such a great job, He only has a tiny scar.

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EBalka
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Apr 26, 2009

Obviously not literally 9 lives, but I've seen some cats make it through some amazing things! One day a cat was brought to our office with a broken leg. Upon viewing the x-ray, it was apparent that this cat's leg had been shot. Unfortunalty the owners didn't have the money to fix it surgically, so we put a cast on it and sent him home. When that cast came off, he had full mobility, and as far as we could tell, not much pain. The next year at his exam, he had some what of a funny shape to the leg, and an interesting walk, but was doing great! An extrodinary example of their ability to heal, and get on with life :)

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karla w.
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Apr 26, 2009

no, they are really able deal and are hardy.

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Heather M.
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Apr 26, 2009

I don't think they have 9 lives I think they just get really lucky sometimes. One of my cats at home got hit by a car, but the car had tried really had to slam on the brakes so the speed of impact wasn't that great so our poor kitty survived with no injuries, just shaken up. Did she use up a life? I doubt it, but she did get real lucky

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Rachael V.
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Apr 26, 2009

I would say so. I know of a cat that had been put to sleep and people thought it was dead but the cat came back to life. So I think they do.

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maria h.
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Apr 26, 2009

Having 9 lives,I believe, is a myth.I think people remember all the close calls they've had with their cats because we all know how curious cats can be. That curiosity can cause them to loose their life.Mine are all indoor cats,although at one time,they were outdoors.So, I guess they've all used up one life but that's as far as it will go!

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Carol
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Apr 26, 2009

If my 3 cats have 9 lives, they will be around long after I'm gone. They are aged 7, 17 and 19 and they are all still working on their first life ... but they've never been outdoors.

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