Pretend You’re a Cat and We’ll Guess How Many Lives You Have Left

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

Have you ever wondered why people say cats have nine lives? Like most of the rests of the beasts of the Earth, cats only have that one life. But the story about cats having nine lives has persisted for generations now.  

Are cats routinely faking their own deaths and tricking people around the world? Almost, but not quite. The truth of the matter is that cats' natural abilities have given them the multiple lives reputation. A cat's amazing ability to jump from high places and land in seemingly perfect health has convinced people over the years that cats were a little more mystical than they had a right to be. In fact, some cats have leaped from rooftops and high windows during things like earthquakes and lived to tell the tale. It's no wonder people think they're blessed.

Given the incredible skills cats possess, it's kind of fun to imagine yourself as one of them sometimes. Lying in the sun, chasing mice, or playing with toys, just living a life of leisure or adventure as the mood strikes you. Doesn't that sound like fun? Why not imagine yourself as a cat for a little while and then we'll tell you just how many of those mythical nine lives you have left. Take the quiz and see!

A cat needs to plan its day. How many hours a day do you think you'll need to sleep?

When you do take a nap, where are you going to do it?

Are you an outdoor kind of cat or do you prefer the security of the indoors?

Say you do get outside sometimes. What are you going to do while you're out there?

All good cats bring gifts to their humans. What are you going to lay at your human's feet?

Are you friends with other cats or are you more of a loner?

Cats and dogs aren't always the best of friends. How are you handling a meeting with a dog?

Cats need to keep active, what are you going to do to get your exercise?

Every cat has to have a favorite toy. What toy do you love the most?

Cat food isn't entirely pleasant to humans, but cats seem to love it. What kind of cat food do you want?

Are you the kind of cat who can handle a bit of the catnip?

How do you plan on keeping yourself neat and tidy?

What's going to happen if a stranger comes into your house?

Cats are very finicky when it comes to attention. How will you let people know you're done being petted?

Every cat owner buys their cat dozens of toys but that doesn't mean you want them. What's your favorite non-toy to play with?

Cats are curious creatures by nature. What's the most interesting thing in the house that will keep your attention for hours?

Someone left a glass of water on the table. What are you going to do about it?

When you're sitting on your human, what are you going to be doing with your feet?

Cats have to use cat litter because it's better than the alternative. Are you a well-trained cat?

There isn't a lot of difference between cat food and human food, is there? What human food are you going to go for whenever you can?

If you had to pick an old school cat name for yourself, what would you pick?

How will you vent your frustrations with the world?

How do you plan on saying hello to a friend you haven't seen in a while?

Cats and houseplants go together like peas and carrots. Are you a fan of houseplants?

You know the saying "if I fits, I sits?" What do you plan on trying to sit in to get comfy?

What's your opinion on going for walks on a leash as a cat?

What's the best time of day to run around the house for literally no reason whatsoever.

What message are you trying to send when you roll over and show your belly?

If your human is playing a game of Monopoly, what are you going to be doing?

What are you looking at when you stare out the window all the time?

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