Cats don’t really have nine lives, but the main reason they received the reputation for reincarnation is their ability to jump and land. They are spotted climbing high trees, run in front of cars and jump from high places. Surely someone with only one, short life wouldn’t leap about frantically, like a pogo stick with a death wish? Cats most certainly do. So an old housewives tale, based on the fact that Mr. Nibbles would jump from the top of the wardrobe and land on his feet, has persisted for hundreds of years. Continue reading for more cats who might have been humans in past lives.