T. S. Eliot, the British poet and playwright, was a great fan of cats. He owned several with names that include Wiscus, Pettipaws, and George Pushdragon.
A volume of cat verses he wrote for his godchildren served as the inspiration for the Cats musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Here is an excerpt of 'Macavity, the Mystery cat." It is possibly based on Professor Moriarty -- Eliot had a big interest in the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw— For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law. He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair: For when they reach the scene of crime—Macavity's not there!
Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity, He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity. His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare, And when you reach the scene of crime—Macavity's not there! You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air— But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there!