The number of lives allotted a feline varies from culture to culture and from country to country. In Arab and Turkish proverbs, a cat has only 7 lives. In Russia and America, a cat has 9 lives. Why not more, why not less? Some say that 9 is a lucky or holy number because it is the "Trinity of Trinities." With a cat's uncanny ability to land on its feet and survive against all odds, this particular number was attached to our furry felines.