My cat lost its first life
(Hanged by a ball of wool)
The second, fell from a tree.
Third, tried and died of shame.
Fourth, eaten by a kestrel, who played it like a game.
Fifth, chased a butterfly right off a cliff.
Sixth, fell from a witch’s broomstick, and ended up a stiff.
Seventh, got trapped in Schrödinger’s box.
Eighth, overthrown in the mouse revolution, and dashed upon the rocks
Which goes someway to explain my cat’s motto…