Eliphet the Elder, of the Universal Cat Council, inspires the graduating catdets of the Compucat Academy with a story from the life of Colonel Catmando. This first adventure reveals how the Colonel crash-lands on Earth, starts a catective agency with Rat-Tat-Cat and Birdella Blue Jay, and becomes known as Space Kitty.
In the small town of Newdale, Washington, trouble brews in the cat kingdom. The Grand Bubastis, disguised under a variety of shopping bags, recruits a group of tough alleycats and Red Breasted Sapsuckers to form the Cat O'Nine Tails society and carry out his plot to overthrow the royal family of cats. Suddenly, kittens disappear at alarming rates just as Prince Rex Von Cat is about to marry cat food commercial star Catalina Wish.
The humans of Newdale are also in crisis, as all of their socks mysteriously disappear during the coldest winter of the century. Unable to find the thief or recover their socks, Mayor “Uncle” Buddy Wish declares an emergency as disease rages through The Little City on the Lake
A delightful tale of of irony and intrigue, The Mystery of the Lost Socks charms with devious deception, catnapping, sock stealing, a fragrance factory, power potions, fairy godcats, and yes... a cat from outer space.