MEMOIRS OF THE CAT

 

He has long since retired, but he is an elder statesman of the profession of cat burglary.  Read tales of his exploits, and his musing on the world today.

 

Cat in the Cradle

 

It is a thorny question - how likely is it in a long career that The Cat never had to deal with incidents involving children?  Well, as little as possible was his rule, bu ther he relates some occassions when it was unavoidable...

 

Cat On The Prowl

 

John Jacobs usually planned his jobs meticulously - but sometimes he just acted on an impulse.  Here he shares some tales of what happened on those occassions.

 

Cat On The Top

 

We drop in on our elder statesman as he is looking at some of his private collection - just in time for him to share the tales behind some peices...

 

Christmas and The Cat

 

A seasonal collection of memories...

 

Cupid and The Cat

 

Originally written for Valentine's Day a year or so back, this provides another opportunity for our eder statesman to tell some of his Feburary tales.

 

Elder Cats

 

In this visit, The Cat starts off with a recent experience, which gets him thinking about some of the more senior citizens he has encountered in the past....

 

Tales of an Old Cat

 

This is the first collection of stories from our senior representative.

 

The Cat Drops In

 

Our elder man of business shares some more of the tales of his long career, as well as a more recent encounter.

 

The Cat Was Cool

 

By now, you will have realised The Cat has great taste in music - so when a classic Hoyt Axton song comes on the radio, it inspires him to tell three of his tales....

 

The Cat's Challenge

 

Even an old and experienced man like The Cat gets riled at times - so when he makes a foolish challenge, he needs to come up with several cunning plans at the same time...

 

The Cat's Cuttings

 

Ever wonder what the true stories behind some of the more sensational headlines of yesteryear were? John may have some ideas...

 

The Cat's Pyjamas

 

As a cat burglar, our elder statesman has seen several different forms of night attire over the years.  Here he shares just a few examples...

 

The Cat-Walk

 

Fashion comes and fashion goes, but The Cat has still seen it before - and has tales that illiustrate that...

 

The Chocolate Cat

 

We proudly present a very special tale of the day The Cat met a lady with a worldwide reputation, presented with the kind permission of the family of the late Gillian B.

 

Reflected In A Cat's Eye

 

A break-in at a house with no obvious signs of an intruder - not the perfect locked room mystery, but still worthy of special attention.  Especially when the professional reputations of both The Cat and a woman named Coco are involved.  Co-written by KP and Doctor George, and involving characters created by Gillian B, this clocks in at 44 pages and just under 24,000 words.  Enjoy.

 

The Winter Cat

 

Christmas is not the only festival that is celebrated around this time of year, as The Cat reminds us with his latest collection of memories...

 

Back to the Cat-Walk

 

Once again, looking at what some women are wearing helps John to recall tales from when those styles were in fashion before...

 

Surprise Caller

 

Young Caz fantasised of being robbed by an old style gentlemen cat burglar - and one night her dream came true...

 

Playing Cat And Mouse

 

John has more tales to tell of when he had to play games with the ladies he visited...

 

The Cat's Eye View

 

Returning from a business trip, John relates of an incident there - and starts to think of other times. This story contains a young damsel, and also the return of Christyne Widdicombe...

 

The Family Cat

 

Our resident elder statesmen shares some tales that illustrate the importance of family - in all the forms it can take....

 

The Black Cat

 

John remembers a number of occassions linked by a common theme - the damsel wore black....

 

 

Cat Skins

 

The return of the fashion for animal prints brings to mind for John several interesting encounters....

 

 

Cat and Boots

 

John has been a career criminal for over forty years - but his love of a boot covered leg has remained constant....

 

The Cat Shares...

 

Nine times out of ten, when John met someone on a job, it was one person. Today he remembers times when there was more than one - with some surprising connections....

 

It Takes A Thief

 

Coco and John share the driving on a business trip to Ireland - but when there, they get involved in a situation that requires all their skills...

 

No Malice

 

Madame X has a problem and is putting together a team to solve it - with the help of John...

 

Cat Caught Short

 

John remembers more fashion statements from his career...

 

The Cat Curls Up

 

Fashion in furniture comes and goes as well - and as John says here, not all chairs lend themseleves to securing a damsel...

 

 

The Cat Holds Court

 

On occassion, even a cat burglar may take a more direct approach to entry - as John discusses here...

 

 

The Cat Comes Back

 

Returning to places he visited years before, John remembers those times...

 

The Cat and the Cream

 

John has been to the US a lot recently, giving him time to remember particularly special visits...

 

The Cat's Connections

 

What happens when John Jacobs plays Six Degrees of Seperations...

 

The Cat Shows Grace

 

Sometimes John Jacons really does help those he visits...

 

The Cat and the Hat

 

A hat can be an essential accessory - and John has met a few ladies with them...

 

The Cat as a Kitten

 

John tells the story of the first time he had to deal with multiple occupants of the same house...

 

The Cat Faces His Past

 

A security consultation beings John Jacons face to gace with three women he has met before...

 

The Bedsit Cat

 

John Jacobs and the one room robberies...

 

The Cat Sits Back

 

Memories of relaxed past visits...

 

The Cat's Exam

 

How did John Jacobs complete his professional training...

 

The Cat's Review

 

More stories from an interesting past...

 

 

Return to the main index.

 

sitemap