The Secret World Of Felines

The Secret World Of Felines follows the story of Celeste, an ordinary nine year old girl who has had a obsession with cats ever since she was a toddler. Her mother however would never let her have one of her own as a pet. Then one magical and fateful day Celeste befriends a cat called Jasmine who appears in Celeste's back garden. Celeste soon learns that cats can intact talk to humans but simply choose not to. Jasmine tells Celeste of a special secret magical world. A world shielded from the human world. A place where only cats live. Follow celeste on her journey through the enchanted Catnep City where she discovers that cats lead their own everyday lives in their very own city. During her journey Celeste meets the charming cat Big Ben of the downtown rat boys, a Big ben and his crew protect the magical city from trouble. She also meets Miss Tail Meow a pop superstar cat who has a secret to hide. Will Celeste uncover Miss Tail meows dark secret?

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10. Chapter Ten

As we head back towards the village leaving Billy by the side of the river I start to think of life back home, I wonder if mum has noticed me gone yet. I hope she isn't worried about me. I wonder what time it is back in my world? The sun is still shining bright and the sky is blue. As we arrive in the village it's just as busy as ever. In fact it actually looks busier then it was yesterday.
"Why is it so busy here?" I ask Jasmine
Jasmine flicks her tail and grins "busy? Oh haha it's market day" She responds with a giggle.
"Market Day?" I question
"Oh yes would you like to go look?" Jasmine asks.
"Of course i would"
As we walk across the cobbled village centre the hustle and bustle is getting louder. Jasmine and I turn left into a narrow alley. There are a few smart cottages along the alley, complete with window boxes. Then something catches my eye. A cat is heading towards us walking something on a lead, surely it can't be a dog? can it? The cat is a pure white shorthair cat with green eyes wearing a frilly summerdres. As she gets nearer I see it isn't a dog she's walking on a lead, it's a mouse. A small grey mouse on a lead. Do the cats here keep them as pets?
"psst Jasmine" I whisper
"hmm what is it" she replies
"That cat there, why is she walking a mouse on a lead?"
Jasmine giggles slightly "My dear you'll see that a lot around Catnep city, it's quite common for us cats to have pets"
I hadn't thought of it before but I suppose it does make sense, imagine cats having pets, it just seems funny doesn't it. I wonder if they give them a bowl of cheese everyday.
We turn another corner and we're in another big square, it looks very similar to the village centre but a tad smaller. Jasmine wasn't joking this is a very busy looking market. There are stalls everywhere. I want to get a better look at this. The first stall I come to is a fishmongers, a small ginger and white cat wearing a white apron and a cap is serving.
"Well this is a turn up for the books"
"what is?" I answer somewhat confused
"Well you we don't get many humans around these parts. Now what can I get for you luv, I've got fresh tuna, mackerels, sardines, shrimps you name it I've got it."
"It looks very impressive" I say admiring his display "although I'm really not very hungry for fish thank you"
"No problem but you know where we are if you want some"
I walk on to the next stall. Jasmine has popped off to do a bit of shopping for herself so I'm quite happy to have a wander around. Now I'm at a fruit and vegetable stall. It looks just like our ones back home, it has broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, bananas, grapes. Next to that stall is one selling fresh bread and rolls, then there's a florist now this I do want to check out. The florists stall smells lovely, you cannot beat the smell of flowers. There are cut flowers in big buckets, some potted plants, trees.
"Be right with you m'dear" comes a small voice from behind a display. Then out steps an elderly cat, she is black with patches of grey on her face and a few strands of grey on her back, she is wearing a green apron and wearing tiny glasses.
"Hello m'dear my names Mavis" "How d'you do"
"Hello Mavis my names Celeste, this is a beautiful stall you have here"
"Why thank you my dear i do my best"
Mavis gives me a little tour of her stall
"these are lilies, and here are some Chrystanthemums, and daffodils, tulips"
As I leave Mavis' flower stall I pass a clothes stall selling clothes for kittens and young cats, then an elderly cats clothes stall. Then I spot a stall selling all different litter trays, all different colours, all shapes and sizes. A few lady cats are watching a demonstration in amazement. Up front is a cat giving the demonstration.
"Now here Ladies is the self cleaning litter tray, it'll save you hours of cleaning, what you do is you put this in your bathroom, then when you walk out you press your paw on this button here and all the dirty litter will be sucked out through this gap here and it'll even refill itself. This really is a once in a lifetime offer. Every cat should have one."
The cats are all rummaging around for their purses and snapping them up. When everyones attention is turned to the other end of the market. Jasmine comes running happily along to me.
"Oh Celeste, come come quick she's here, here in the market"
"who is?" I ask excitedly.
"It's her the queen she's here come quick"
I follow Jasmine to the next row of stalls and a crowd have gathered for a peek. Jasmine and I get a good spot near the front. There are lot's of security cats wearing dark black suits and sunglasses. Then there in front of us I spot her, the Queen Sox of kittydom. She's beautiful. She is quite small, very young looking, a brown tabby with little white paws and white feet, she has the prettiest face I've ever seen on a cat. She's wearing the most beautiful sparkling pink collar I recognise it from the shops yesterday, it's the million kibble collar, she;s wearing a pink coat and she's carrying a small wicker basket. Mavis has whipped her up a pretty bouquet of flowers and is offering them to her, the bread stall have given her a loaf of bread. Where is she going? She must be looking for something in particular. She has the flowers and bread in her basket. She's waving at the crowd watching her. She is so elegant and dainty how she walks along. She spots me and looks a little stunned, she freezes for a moment, then she turns away and carries on her shopping. She's stopped at a butchers stall. I can just about hear what she's saying.
"Good day to you sir, Might I partake of some fresh chicken if you please"
"Right away Ma'am the butcher cat says, would madam like it bone and skinless?"
"Oh yes please kind sir" the Queen replies.
Once she has her fresh chicken she heads out of the market place followed by her security. I can't quite believe that I caught a glimpse of her. She has to be the most beautiful cat I've ever seen.
As Queen Sox gets into her royal carriage and heads back to the palace the other cats continue with their shopping around the market. I look around at cats walking off with their bags of goodies. Some cats have the wicker baskets filled with their shopping. I see one cat that has got a few bottles of cream. Then over at one stall I see a cat I recognise. It's Vixen out doing her shopping. She's walking along with a hoppa, it's one of those trollies you pull behind you.
"Vixen" I call out
"Ah Celeste I was wondering whether Jasmine would bring you to the market, it is a lovely place to shop"
"Oh I love it" I say "It's really shown me another side of cats"
"Do you know some cats even come here from the human world just to get their own shopping"
"They do, So that's where cats go when you let them out"
"One of many places" Vixen says with a wink
Vixen and I are looking at some ornaments on a stall, Jasmine has rejoined us after going to collect her picture she had framed.
"Mummy" Comes a call
"yoo-hoo Mummy over here"
"Ah" Vixen sighs happily "Celeste this is my daughter I told you about Rosebud"
Rosebud is a small black cat, she looks very similar to Vixen, you can see the resemblance.
We walk over to vixens daughters stall. It's a beautiful stall decorated nicely in pink polka dots with a banner saying 'Rosebuds Bakery'
"Rosebud my darling I've missed you" Vixen says walking over to her daughter giving her a hug
"Missed me, Please mother you only saw me earlier this week" Rosebud answers rolling her eyes
"Rosebud this is my friend Celeste she's visiting us from the human world and you know Jasmine" Vixen says happily introducing me
"What a pleasure to meet you Celeste" Rosebud says shaking my hand
"You have a beautiful stall" I tell her, "very pretty"
"Why thank you, I'm very proud of it, All of my cakes here are made with natural ingredients. They are very healthy"
"Rosebud is a vegetarian" Vixen explains "Ever since she was a tiny kitten she never cared for meat"
I look around at the cakes. They are divine. Small cupcakes with pink icing and little white paw prints, little blue cupcakes with paw prints, some large birthday and celebration cakes and some very pretty looking iced biscuits.
"Here try one of these on me" Rosebud sys handing me a small pink cupcake. "You'll like it I bake the human way"
I take a bit out of the pretty cake and oh my gosh it is delicious. It is actually one of the best cakes I've ever tasted. The icing is flavoured with strawberry but it isn't too sickly like some strawberry flavourings can be.
"This is delicious" I tell Rosebud
"Well I aim to please" she smiles smugly.
"Rosebud has tried to get her cakes on sale in the human world but humans refuse to believe that a cat can bake" Vixen tells me "So now she sells her cakes here, even Queen Sox orders some of Rosebuds cakes to be delivered to the palace.
I can't say I'm surprise, these cakes really are lovely. If they were available in our world they would fly off the shelfs people would love them.

As we say goodbye to Rosebud Jasmine, vixen and I finish up our trip of the market before we walk back to Vixens house armed with a big box of Rosebuds cakes.
"I'll see you at around 7pm" Jasmine calls as I go through the door
"cool I can't wait"
and that's the truth I'm really looking forward to the kitty disco.

 

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