As a cat lover, I was perhaps more inclined to follow the cat, though exciting adventures hooted and hollered from other directions. Witches and monsters and invading armies, oh my! On the other hand, why follow the cat when you can find out how to build your very own castle? You see? Dilemmas at every turn!
It seems most of Caile's characters are quite obsessed with soup -- finding it, eating it, the cat slurping some out of your bowl -- and, as per the book's description, someone is actually turned into soup (yikes!), so perhaps their soup obsession is right and proper, given such nefarious soup-related activity. In any case, definitely beware officials bearing parchment -- no good can come of it.
Wandering hags on the other hand... well, it's a toss-up!
Grab yourself a jar of something that'll addle your brain and enjoy this medieval comedy over the next fortnight or two.