From the very early scenes (the cat's elaborate harness) and peppered throughout the film, viewers were reminded that it was just a a very well done fantasy story of one and possibly two (or more?) real characters Bloom and Penelope. Thus enjoy it and no need to question the gaping logic of events. The rolling credit song "The Fabulist ( a person who composes or relates fables)" was the final hint. See "Quotes" and the nice befitting song in "Videos."