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"I know all about being a kittypet, and it's not as easy as you think. You only eat when the Twolegs give you food. You only go in and out when the Twolegs say you can. Is that what you really want? And then there's the Cutter."
Macgyver to Parsleyseed after he decides to become a kittypet in Hawkwing's Journey, page 352

A kittypet is the Clan cats' word for domestic cats that live with Twolegs, who keep and care for them.[1]

Description

Kittypets, also known as everkits,[2] are looked after and pampered by Twolegs.[3] Many are plump because Twolegs feed[4] them several times daily with dry, tasteless pellets that look like rabbit droppings and soft slop, according to Clan cats.[5] They are soft-muscled and know very little about the arts of fighting and hunting[6](with notable exceptions).[7] At a certain age, they are taken to be neutered or spayed by the veterinarian, who is otherwise known to the Clan cats as the Cutter.[8] After this visit, they usually become lazy and have no desire to do much.[9]

The life of a kittypet is scorned by Clan cats,[10] and it is against the warrior code for a warrior to become a kittypet, as the code says to reject the soft life of one.[11] Kittypets go "nowhere" when they die,[12] although they may still appear as spirits,[13] and potentially be visited.[14]

Relation to Clan cats

Clan cats consider kittypets to be living in disgrace, taking food from Twolegs and living in a false comfort beyond the reach of StarClan.[15] Kittypets are commonly considered "soft"[16] and the term "kittypet" can be used as an insult such as, "You hunt/fight like a kittypet," meaning that a cat is a poor hunter or fighter.[17] Some forest cats believe that not only are kittypets inferior, they are treacherous and untrustworthy as well.[18] One example of this is Longtail's quote which was said in Forest of Secrets when he heard that Fireheart and Graystripe were bringing food to RiverClan: "Traitors! Just what I would expect from a kittypet!"[19] Most Clan cats use the familiar saying, "Once a kittypet, always a kittypet!"[20]

Many Clan-born cats do not trust cats of kittypet blood, such as Cloudtail, Firestar, Millie, Daisy, Berrynose, etc.[21]

Canon kittypets

In the Super Editions

  • Algernon and Bess: Part of a group of rogues that join WindClan every greenleaf. They are former kittypets.[22]
  • Hal: A dark brown tabby tom who lived in Twolegplace.[23] Seen only in Yellowfang's Secret.
  • Pixie: A fluffy white she-cat.[23] She later becomes a loner in the time between her last appearance in Yellowfang's Secret and her first appearance in Tallstar's Revenge.[24]
  • Red: A dark ginger tabby she-cat who lived in Twolegplace,[25] but later joined ShadowClan as Russetfur.[26]
  • Marmalade: A large ginger tom.[23] He later becomes a loner in the time between his last appearance in Yellowfang's Secret and his first appearance in Tallstar's Revenge.[24]
  • Jay: A very old black and white she-cat.[23] She later becomes a loner in the time between her last appearance in Yellowfang's Secret and her first appearance in Tallstar's Revenge.[24]
  • Jake: A ginger tom who lived near ThunderClan's old border.[27] He's seen in Bluestar's Prophecy, first talking to Bluepaw, and then Pinestar.[28] He is Firestar, Princess, Scourge, Ruby, and Socks' father.[29]
  • Pinestar: A former ThunderClan leader.[30] He left to become a kittypet while on his last life.[31]
  • Twig: The brother of Skywatcher[32] , he left the life of a loner and became a kittypet.[33]
  • Cherry and Boris: Unknowing descendants of SkyClan,[34] joined the new SkyClan,[35] later becoming Cherrytail and Sparrowpelt.[36]
  • Echo: A kittypet who had dreams about SkyClan's ancestors but did not yet know about the Clan.[37] Becomes SkyClan's medicine cat with the new name Echosong.[38]
  • Hutch: An unknowing descendant of SkyClan,[39] who joined SkyClan but later went back to the kittypet life.[40] He was known as Shortwhisker while in SkyClan.[41]
  • Oscar: An unknowing descendant of SkyClan,[42] who chooses not to live in SkyClan because he believes Clan ideas are stupid.[43]
  • Bella: A she-cat who chose not to live in SkyClan.[44]
  • Rose and Lily: Two Siamese cats who chose not to live in SkyClan.[45]
  • Hattie: Firestar's former Twoleg's new cat,[46] She shows Firestar around his old home.[4]
  • Velvet: Former mate of Stick and mother of Red, seen in SkyClan's Destiny.[47]
  • Benny: Benny was the brother of Frankie, who went missing after their nest flooded. He was eventually found dead in a sewer and buried by Frankie and Bramblestar.[48]
  • Brandy: A kittypet and the sibling of Minty, who was taken away by his housefolk after his nest flooded.[49]
  • Frankie: A kittypet who took refuge in ThunderClan during the Great Storm. He chose to stay and later became a warrior known as Stormcloud.[50]
  • Jessy: Jessy was a fierce and bold kittypet she-cat who took refuge in ThunderClan when her nest flooded. She left after the floods died down.[51]
  • Minty: A kittypet who took refuge in ThunderClan when her nest flooded. She eventually returned to her Twolegs.[52]
  • O'Hara: A hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory.[53]
  • Parsnip: A kittypet and friend of Minty who left his nest with his Twolegs after it flooded.[54]
  • Polly: Polly is a kittypet and sibling of Minty who is taken away by his Twolegs following the Great Storm.[55]
  • Riga: Riga is a hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory.[56]
  • Scarlet: Scarlet is a hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory.[57]
  • Victor: Victor is a hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory. He and his friends stole prey from ShadowClan for a while, until ThunderClan intervened and defeated them.[56]
  • Webster: Webster is a hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory.[57]
  • Ziggy: Ziggy is a hostile kittypet who lives in the Twolegplace near ShadowClan territory.[56]
  • Betsy: A friendly she-cat who lives near many sets of badger dens.[58]
  • Curlypaw: Curlypaw was a former SkyClan apprentice, but chose to become a kittypet during SkyClan's journey to the lake.[59]
  • Ebonyclaw: A daylight-warrior of SkyClan who chose to remain a kittypet instead of traveling with her Clan.[60]
  • Harveymoon: A daylight-warrior of SkyClan who chose to remain a kittypet instead of traveling with his Clan.[60]
  • Max: Max is a kittypet who resides by a small lake.[61]
  • Parsleyseed: A tom who chose to leave SkyClan to become a kittypet.[62]
  • Ajax: Ajax is a kittypet and friend of Rose and Fuzzball.[63]
  • Rose: Rose is a kittypet and friend of Ajax and Fuzzball.[64]
  • Pickle: A kittypet with a squashed-in face. He befriended Nightcloud during the time she spent at his Twoleg nest.[65]
  • Yew: Yew is a kittypet and loner who often travels away from his housefolk. He heals Crowfeather after he hits his head.[66]

In the Dawn of the Clans arc

  • Bumble:[67] a kittypet who occasionally ventures out into the forest. She later becomes a loner after Tom began to attack her, and though she tries to join Tall Shadow's group, she is rejected because of her soft kittypet roots.
  • Turtle Tail:[68] Originally part of the group of cats who left the mountains in search of a better life, who later decides to become a kittypet. She later leaves after she is expecting Tom's kits.
  • Tom:[69] A kittypet who was adopted by Turtle Tail's and Bumble's Twolegs. He is the father of Turtle Tail's kits, and began attacking Bumble after she left. He is hostile to every cat he meets and a mean bully.
  • Flower:[70] A kittypet who is a good friend of River Ripple, and lives in Twolegplace. She is said to be frightened by strange cats.

In The Prophecies Begin arc

  • Rusty: Joined ThunderClan as Firepaw,[71] and later became their leader, Firestar.[72]
  • Smudge: A friend of Rusty's, who lives on the edge of the forest.[73] Calls the Clan cats "ruffians,"[74] and has no desire to leave his soft, comfortable life.[75]
  • Princess: Sister of Firestar.[76] Like Smudge, she has no desire to leave her comfortable life,[77] but is very interested in learning about it.[78] She is the mother of Cloudtail.[76]
  • Cloudtail: Joined ThunderClan as a young kit.[79] He took kittypet food from Twolegs in Rising Storm and was taken by them,[80] but with help from Fireheart,[81] he was rescued and returned to Clan life.[82]
  • Henry: Old tabby that lives near Smudge and Rusty.[83] He told Smudge stories of the forest and of the warriors, which described as "huge wild cats that eat live rabbits for breakfast and sharpen their claws on old bones."[83] These stories led Smudge to warn Rusty before he entered the forest.[73] Rusty thinks that Henry, since he went to the Cutter (the vet), is very lazy.[83]
  • Scourge: He was born as a kittypet under the name of Tiny.[84] He ran away from home and, after many moons, became the leader of BloodClan.[85]

In The New Prophecy arc

In the Power of Three arc

  • Jingo: A former kittypet who now resides in the old Twoleg nest with the other cats who used to be led by Sol and now leads the others.[98] She is now a loner.[99]
  • Hussar: A former kittypet who now resides in the old Twoleg nest with the other cats who used to be led by Sol and now led by Jingo.[98] He is now a loner.[99]

In the Omen of the Stars arc

  • Snowdrop: A kittypet she-cat[100] who helps the Clan cats dismantle the beaver's dam.[101]
  • Jigsaw: A kittypet tom[102] who helps the Clan cats dismantle the beaver's dam.[101]
  • Seville: A kittypet tom[102] who helps the Clan cats dismantle the beaver's dam.[103]

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

In the Mangas

  • Graystripe: When taken away from ThunderClan he is forced to be a kittypet,[112] but returns to ThunderClan in The Sight with Millie.[113]
  • Millie: Kittypet mate of Graystripe,[114] joins ThunderClan with Graystripe in The Sight.[115]
  • Duke: Brutal kittypet[116] who beats up other cats.[117]
  • Ruby and Socks: Tiny's siblings[118] that are abandoned by their Twolegs.[119]
  • Quince: Mother of Tiny (Scourge), Ruby, and Socks. She is still a kittypet, but very old.[120]
  • Sasha: Former kittypet.[121] She became a rogue and was Tigerstar's second mate.[94]
  • Shnuky: A kittypet who is also Sasha's friend, and lives next door to Sasha's owners' old house.[122]
  • Patch: A kit found floating down the river in a bag by the captain and Sasha. He and the captain quickly form a bond.[123]
  • Harry: Former kittypet,[124] joins SkyClan and reveals his name as Sol. Currently a rogue.[125]

In the Novellas

  • Myler: A black and white cat,[126] who acts as a companion to Mapleshade during her final moments of life.[127]
  • Crystal: A ginger-and-white she-cat who saves Pinepaw from a fox,[128] and later gives birth to Ferris, Jake, and Whiskers.[129]
  • Violet: A ginger tabby,[130] and the sister of Barley.[131] She is also the mother of Riley, Bella, Patch, and Lulu.[132]
  • Riley: A pale gray tabby,[130] and the son of Violet.[132] He, along with his sister, Bella, leave with Ravenpaw to join SkyClan.[133]
  • Bella: A pale orange tabby,[130] and the daughter of Violet.[132] She, along with her brother, Riley, leave with Ravenpaw to join SkyClan.[133]
  • Lulu: A sandy colored cat,[130] and the daughter of Violet.[132] She later leaves her family and has Twolegs of her own.[134]
  • Patch: A gray and pale orange cat,[130] and the son of Violet.[132] He later leaves his family and has Twolegs of his own.[134]
  • Madric: A brown tabby.[130] He is an antagonistic kittypet who acts hostile towards Ravenpaw and Barley, and accuses them of trespassing.[132]
  • Pasha: A dark tabby.[130] He is one of the kittypets tormenting SkyClan.[135]

See also

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 13
  2. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 5
  3. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 299
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 79
  5. Revealed in Midnight, page 240
  6. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 80
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 169
  8. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 128
  9. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 22
  10. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 103
  11. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 142
  12. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  13. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, manga
  14. Revealed on Kate's official Blog
  15. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 165
  16. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 134
  17. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 67
  18. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 35
  19. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 148
  20. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 90
  21. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 140
  22. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 142
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 350
  25. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 96
  26. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 150
  27. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 225
  28. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 197
  29. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 5
  30. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  31. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 311
  32. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 249
  33. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 253
  34. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 272
  35. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 319
  36. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 506
  37. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 413
  38. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 423
  39. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 326
  40. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 475
  41. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 333
  42. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 294
  43. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 322
  44. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 293-294
  45. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 298-299
  46. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 75
  47. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 392
  48. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 228
  49. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 176
  50. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 226
  51. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 227
  52. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 175
  53. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 230
  54. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 170
  55. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 167
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 318
  57. 57.0 57.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 320
  58. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 84
  59. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 361
  60. 60.0 60.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 227
  61. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 310
  62. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 351
  63. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 92
  64. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 91
  65. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 307
  66. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 20
  67. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 208
  68. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 263
  69. Revealed in Thunder Rising, page 18
  70. Revealed in The First Battle, page 175
  71. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 34
  72. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 54
  73. 73.0 73.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 10
  74. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 74
  75. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 87
  76. 76.0 76.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 81
  77. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 60
  78. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 117
  79. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 220
  80. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 119
  81. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 240
  82. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 236
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 11
  84. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 12
  85. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 228
  86. Revealed in Midnight, page 235
  87. Revealed in Midnight, page 237
  88. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  89. Revealed in Moonrise, page 295
  90. Revealed in Moonrise, page 299
  91. Revealed in Dawn, page 171
  92. Revealed in Dawn, page 282
  93. Revealed in Into the Woods, page 17
  94. 94.0 94.1 Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 4
  95. Revealed in Starlight, page 68
  96. Revealed in Twilight, page 182
  97. Revealed in Twilight, page 191
  98. 98.0 98.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 125
  99. 99.0 99.1 Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  100. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 254
  101. 101.0 101.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 268
  102. 102.0 102.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 251
  103. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 261
  104. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 249
  105. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 252
  106. 106.0 106.1 106.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 6
  107. 107.0 107.1 107.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 9
  108. Revealed in River of Fire, page 92
  109. 109.0 109.1 Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 12
  110. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 18
  111. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 82
  112. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 49
  113. Revealed in The Sight, page 142
  114. Revealed in Warrior's Return, page 87
  115. Revealed in The Sight, pages 144-145
  116. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 67
  117. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 48
  118. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 3
  119. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 39
  120. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 4
  121. Revealed in Into the Woods, page 15
  122. Revealed in Into the Woods, page 9
  123. Revealed in Escape from the Forest, page 76
  124. Revealed in The Rescue, page 66
  125. Revealed in After the Flood, page 85
  126. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, allegiances
  127. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 9
  128. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 2
  129. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  130. 130.0 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  131. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 138
  132. 132.0 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 2
  133. 133.0 133.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 10
  134. 134.0 134.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 3
  135. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 7
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