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Saturday, January 24, 2009

CofC & Nine Lives

Carnival of the Cats

I am hosting Carnival of the Cats this weekend at House Panthers. Even though Mardi Gras does not start in New Orleans for nother month, there will be plenty of beads and floats and cat candy for all, so be sure to submit your post to Carnival of the Cats!

Did you ever wonder why a cat is said to have nine lives? No one really knows the origins of this terms, although certainly some of us have used up more than our fair share of lives!

The "nine lives" term is thought to come from ancient times when nine was considered a lucky number because it is the "trinity of trinities". Because cats seem to be lucky in their death escapes, this number was well suited for the cat.

Another theory is that the Bast, the cat-goddess of Egypt was blessed with nine lives, and all other cats followed in her fortune.

A note to my human: when you are done using the bed, you are done. Do not crawl back in here two hours later and disturb me now that I have gotten nice and comfy just so you can sleep again. If you want to sleep somewhere, go use couch. Bed is MINE!


Zoolatry said...

A most important and vital note you have left for your beans, we shall do the same immediately.

We don't understand how "C of C" works each week...

suppose we're too late to do a Mardi Gras picture, mmm ?

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm all giddy thinking about the fun I khould have under the big top at The Kharnival of Khats!


catsynth said...

We're looking forward to CotC today.
Interesting about the nine lives, never really associated it with the trinity of trinities. Curiously, nine is not usually singled out as a lucky number these days.

The OP Pack said...

Another good lesson woo have taught today. We will remember that about "nine".

Woos, the OP Pack

Pee Ess, guess Siberian huskies don't really have a place in the Carnival of Cats? Ha Roooo