Do cats really have nine lives?
No, cats do not really have nine lives (which, by logical
extension, would mean they could die eight times and resurrect
themselves). This is a folklore myth which came from the
observation that cats seem to be able to extricate themselves from
a number of situations which would have killed a dog or a human.
Cats are still susceptible to injury and infection, and once they
die once they are dead and not coming back.