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"We need to restock the herb store soon. And if that means fighting, we should fight. Cats' lives may depend on it."
— Peanut about fighting in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 159

Peanut is a tortoiseshell[3] she-cat.[1]

History

In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Peanut is a healer of the guardian cats. Although unnamed, she is seen stripping leaves from a small twig and laying them in Rascal's nest.
As Tigerheart suggests fighting, Peanut catches his eye. She explains they need to restock their store of herbs soon, eyes flicking between Tigerheart and Dotty. She declares if that means they need to fight for it, then they should. She adds that cats lives could depend on it. Dotty stares at the she-cat, pointing out she won't fight as she is a healer. She rarely even hunts. Later, Tigerheart mentions that Peanut and Spire have gathered a lot of medicine leaves.
As Dovewing is in labor, Fierce nods to Peanut who is rushing to the sound Dovewing's wailing. Fierce explains that Peanut has had kits of her own, and has helped other she-cats in their kitting too. She also adds that she and Spire know what they are doing. Peanut strokes Dovewing's belly with her paw, leaning into her nest to reach her. She then climbs into the nest and calms Dovewing by gently grooming her behind her ears. After Dovewing finishes giving birth, Spire looks to Peanut. The she-cat gives a purr, commenting it is always good to to assist with someone's kitting after looking after a lot of sick and injured cats. She looks at Marigold's empty nest as the old she-cat has passed away. Peanut distracts Tigerheart from his sadness by telling him he did well with helping his mate. She dips her head to Dovewing before leaving the cats alone, Spire following her.
As Dovewing and Tigerheart decide to go out of the den for some fresh air, Dovewing asks if Blaze and Peanut will take care of their kits. Tigerheart reassures they will as Peanut can make sure they remain out of trouble. Later, Tigerheart doesn't want to leave his kits all alone and wonders if Blaze and Peanut would be willing to mind them again. As Tigerheart tells the guardian cats about his plan to drive out foxes, Peanut's and Bracken's fur is prickling as they anxiously listen.
As the guardian cats leave the den to train for fighting the foxes, Peanut, Bracken, and Boots follow after them. Tigerheart, however, calls them back. He points out they are healers and suggests that they gather herbs to prepare for injuries. The tom studies their gazes, not wanting to scare them but knowing they need to be ready for wounded cats. Peanut gives an approving nod, mentioning they will check the herb patch right away as some leaves may not have been affected by the frost. She leads Boots and Bracken out of the den.
As the guardian cats undertake Tigerheart's plan to trap the foxes in the Twolegs' mesh traps, Peanut, Dotty and Cinnamon appear from behind stone slabs to seperate a pair of foxes chasing their fellow guardian cats. Both Peanut and Cinammon lead the larger fox one way, separating the two foxes. Later, as Fierce beckons to the guardian cats, Peanut, Dotty, and Pipsqueak fan out around Dovewing and Tigerheart.

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Kits:

Unnamed kits:[2] Status unknown

Quotes

Peanut: "We need to restock the herb store soon. And if that means fighting, we should fight. Cat’ lives may depend on it."
Dotty: "You won't be doing the fighting. Your'e a healer here. You barely hunt."
—Peanut and Dotty about fighting Tigerheart's Shadow, pages 159-160


"Peanut's had kits of her own, and she's helped cats in their kitting before. We get a lot of queens through here. Spire and Peanut know what they're doing."
—Fierce about Peanut helping Dovewing give birth Tigerheart's Shadow, page 183


"It's always good to help with kitting after taking care of so many sick and wounded cats."
—Peanut about helping Dovewing with her kitting Tigerheart's Shadow, page 186

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 159
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 183
  3. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
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