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"When the thaw comes, you'll get wet. Like you do every leaf-bare...Cats that live wild get wet. Not even your StarClan can change that."
— Purdy to Mousefur in Night Whispers, page 209
Purdy
Purdy.elder
Affiliations
Current: ThunderClan[1]
Past: Kittypet,[2] Loner[1]
Names
Kit:
Kittypet:
Loner:
Elder:
Unknown[3]
Purdy, multiple unknown names[2]
Purdy[4]
Purdy[1]
Book Appearances
Living: Battles of the Clans, Midnight, Moonrise, Outcast, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Mistystar's Omen, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope, Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar's Storm

Purdy is a plump,[5] mottled,[6] dark[7] brown[6] tabby[8] tom[5] with a gray muzzle,[1] ragged ears,[9] rumpled,[5] matted fur,[10] and rheumy[11] amber eyes.[12]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

When Amberpaw is complaining that she'll never be a warrior if she doesn't get to do anything, Spiderleg tells her that she can fetch some moss for Purdy's den. When she does return with moss, Squirrelflight sharply tells her that its too wet and he'll claw her ears off. Purdy hears this and pokes his head out of the hazel bush, complaining that there was nothing wrong with his ears or legs. Amberpaw asks about his pelt, but he tells her to speak up and stop mumbling, and that every young cat seems to mumble these days.
Squirrelflight explains that she was telling Amberpaw that she couldn't bring wet moss. Purdy prods the moss, asking if she wasn't trying to bring him a drink instead. Amberpaw is crestfallen and replies that she was only trying to help. Purdy strokes the apprentice's side with his tail, telling her that he was sure she was, and says that they'll instead spread out the moss to dry in the sunlight. Purdy also says while they wait, he’ll tell a story about how he once killed a nest of rats.
Briarlight seems frail, and Purdy offers to share a mouse and tell a story about how he once chased a dog out of his Twoleg garden. Briarlight politely says no and she is not hungry. She quickly adds that she’s not hungry but wants to hear a story when she sees Purdy’s disappointment. After Briarlight says she wants to go back and rest, Purdy heads over to her with his mouse and reminds him she was going to help with finishing the mouse. He says he can’t finish it and he hasn’t told the story yet. Briarlight scolds he has hardly eaten. She tells him to share the rest with her and tell the story. He starts telling the story as Briarlight takes the first bite. After she swallows, he nudges the mouse closer so she could take another bite. Bramblestar thinks that he is a clever old cat.
A harsh storm comes, and Bramblestar goes to check on Purdy. He is busy plugging up the drafts of his den. Bramblestar mentions the apprentices should be helping him, but Purdy says he can manage; he doesn’t need a young cat running around after him. They have better things to do. Bramblestar could see though his tiredness and the brambles catching in his fur, so Bramblestar gets Seedpaw and Lilypaw to help him and fetch fresh-kill. Bramblestar also asks for Daisy to sleep with Purdy for the night, since he is worried about a tree blowing over. Daisy says she will, but remarks that he stinks of mouse-bile. She jokes that all the ticks in the forest go straight to Purdy. Later that night, Purdy tells Daisy a story about defending his territory against a dog, and Daisy says he is brave.
Overnight, the lake floods and Purdy wakes up, screeching there’s water on his back. Daisy takes him to rest in the nursery. Some warriors have to cram in there with him, and he still chatters on at the back of the nursery. The lake floods too much, so the Clan is forced to climb out of the hollow by a rocky slope. Purdy doesn’t think he can make it, but Sandstorm reassures he can, and what a great story it would make. He begins climbing but didn’t even reach halfway when he falls. Sandstorm dives to save him but misses. Purdy manages to grab for a scrawny bush in a crack of a rock, but ends up stuck. Sandstorm tries to help but fails, so Bramblestar goes up to help. Purdy gasps he is sorry and his too old and stiff. He can’t get up or down, so he’s going to love here now. He is clearly trying to be brave, but is scared and humiliated so Bramblestar says he can’t, this is not a good den. Bramblestar decides to tie ivy around Purdy that is from up top and lower him down as they can’t haul him up. Purdy jokes he has had too many voles and not enough exercise.
When the ivy is lowered, he grabs it with his teeth and let’s go of the bush after prompting from Bramblestar. He makes it safely down, and decides to wait the storm out on the Highledge. Briarlight wants to stay with him, but so does Millie. Bramblestar sends Millie up though, and calls down for Dustpelt and Brackenfur. They make a plan to float Briarlight, Jayfeather and Purdy out with the Stick of the Fallen. They get Briarlight on it and take it out deeper. Bramblestar tells Purdy to climb on the stick, but Purdy is hesitant, thinking it won’t work. Squirrelflight encourages him, and Purdy hauls himself up. He is surprisingly able to balance well, and gives Squirrelflight a smug look. They float out of the hollow and back to the Clan. ThunderClan is forced to shelter in a tunnel, and Squirrelflight asks the apprentices to take care of him, but not let him know. The apprentices say they are scared about going into the tunnels, and ask him to stay with them. Purdy says he will, and there’s nothing to be afraid of when his around.
When they sort nests in the tunnel, Daisy snaps unfairly at Snowpaw, so Purdy invites him to get some moss. He says that he can show him how to make a nest, and then they can bed down together. Lilypaw begs to hear the story again on how they escaped the hollow, and Purdy says he will. Daisy thanks StarClan for Purdy as they disappear down the tunnel. She mentions he is so good with the young cats. It is later mentioned that Purdy refuses to eat, so Bramblestar orders him to eat a rabbit. Purdy refuses, but Bramblestar insists he won’t stand for heroics; they all need to keep their strength up. Purdy turns away to look at the darkness and mutters he’s not worth the effort of hunting. Bramblestar protests for him to never say that. Purdy turns back to Bramblestar and says he never served as a young cat, and with Mousefur gone, things are not the same.
Bramblestar reminds Purdy of what he has done to help the Clans, including save Bramblestar on the Journey to Midnight and saving Lionblaze on a different journey. Purdy says maybe, but is still insistent on Bramblestar worrying about cats that need worrying about. Bramblestar talks to Squirrelflight, and she sends Sandstorm to keep the elder company. Sandstorm suggests getting him to do duties, so Daisy is sent to ask him to help with bedding. Purdy says he is busy with the apprentices, but if Daisy really needs him and Daisy insists she does. Purdy agrees, and tells the apprentices he’ll tell a story when he comes back. Bramblestar notices Purdy’s eyes sparkling, and knows he will eat again.
When Minty the kittypet comes to ThunderClan, Purdy greets her and says he’ll make her a nest next to his. He also tells her he was once a kittypet, and will tell a story about it. After Seedpaw is killed, Purdy has to bury her body, and Daisy and Brackenfur help him. Minty later mentions that she saw Amberpaw search Purdy’s pelt for fleas. When Bramblestar calls a Clan Meeting, Purdy comes with his fur stuck with moss and the apprentices following him. Purdy soon interrupts Bramblestar talking to his senior warriors and starts telling a story about a cat that lived next door to his den. A quarter moon later, Minty remembers what Purdy told her about badgers.
Bramblestar later searches for Sandstorm, who is telling Purdy a story about when Firestar first met Yellowfang. She is interrupted by Bramblestar and promises to tell Purdy the rest later. Purdy says to see that she does as she spins a good yarn. Briarlight has a yowling session, and Purdy comes and asks if it’s badgers. He says to let him at them. Millie reassures it’s just Briarlight.
The Clan moves back to the hollow and clean it up, everything returning back to normal.

In the New Prophecy Arc

Midnight

Purdy is a former kittypet who used to live with a Twoleg. He referred to his Twoleg owner as his Upwalker. When his Twoleg died, Purdy became a loner, though he continued to beg for food from Twolegs.
Purdy meets the six questing cats after they are chased by dogs up trees. He is the one who hisses to the six cats to climb the trees to safety and afterwards claims that he knows the way to the sun-drown-place. The six cats are confused about this stranger, especially Crowpaw, as Purdy counters the apprentices sarcastic remarks. Squirrelpaw looks annoyed when she has to ask him three times what his name is before he responds. The group decides they have to risk trusting Purdy, so he takes them to a pool with fish to eat. Purdy encourages the cats to eat. Feathertail and Stormfur teach the cats how to fish, and when Crowpaw catches one, he complains that he tastes salt, and the rest of the cats are momentarily confused, but figure out that that is Crowpaw's saltwater sign. Purdy figures out the saltwater sign that the cats are talking about on his own. A Twoleg interrupts them, and Purdy leads them out of danger. Despite Crowpaw's many protests of distrust, Purdy joins the questing cats on their journey. He takes the cats to a Twolegplace and goes towards a certain Twoleg den for food. The Clan cats are uneasy, but nevertheless drink the milk and eat the kittypet food 'that looks like rabbit droppings'.
Feathertail is suddenly scooped up by a Twoleg kit, but Squirrelpaw and Stormfur save her, and they continue through the large Twolegplace. Crowpaw angrily says that Purdy led them in the opposite direction of the sun, since it is behind them; the six cats realize that Purdy never knew the way to the sun-drown-place and argue with him, but are forced to follow him, since he is their only hope. Purdy stubbornly leads them on, although it is obvious that he doesn't know where they are. The next day, he helps fight off the rats in a Twolegplace, as he is seen throwing them away with a powerful paw, though Tawnypelt gets an infected bite on her shoulder. Further on the journey, Tawnypelt's condition worsens, and Feathertail and Crowpaw continue to argue with Purdy, believing that he got them lost. Purdy, however, ignores them and finally reaches a lush forest to show them, much to his own surprise as well as the six questing cats. Later, the six questing cats say good-bye to Purdy and continue towards the setting sun. The former kittypet gives advice to getting to the sun-drown-place, where they did reach and meet Midnight, a badger, whom the cats were looking for the whole time.

Moonrise

The traveling cats soon rejoin Purdy. Stormfur becomes jealous of Feathertail and Crowpaw's relationship, but is cut off by the scent of foxes nearby. Purdy attempts to attack the foxes, only to be stopped by Stormfur. Midnight then uses her knowledge of the foxes' language to convince the foxes to not attack. The foxes agree, but only if the cats are gone by sunset. Then, the she-badger tells the Clan cats to go through the mountains home. Purdy is alarmed and tries to dissuade the cats from going there, but Midnight interrupts. Brambleclaw and the five others ignore Purdy's desperate warnings and say good-bye to him.

Dawn

He is mentioned by Squirrelpaw when she remembers his rather erratic sense of direction.

In the Power of Three Arc

Outcast

During the the cats' travel to the mountains of the Tribe of Rushing Water, the cats meet Purdy along the way. Purdy is surprised and overjoyed to see them again. As Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight introduce their kits, Purdy says Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight are hardly more than kits themselves. The elderly cat explains that his Twoleg has died and he shows them important places to hide, catch food, and travel. When Hollypaw, Lionpaw, and Breezepaw are trapped in the barn by dogs when they go off to hunt, he saves them by showing them a hay stack that they can climb up. He finally accompanies them all of the way to the beginnings of the rocks, where Hollypaw offers to get the ticks out of his fur by rubbing mouse bile on it. He later says one final goodbye to the group before the Clan cats travel to the mountains.

Sunrise

On the patrol of cats journey to the sun-drown-place, they encounter Purdy in Twolegplace with the help of Jingo. He is living with and sharing food with Sol. The tortoiseshell loner seems to like the elderly cat, and does not seem to try and control him, only seeing to him learning how to hunt properly. Purdy is happy to see the Clan cats and offers them some of his recently caught rabbit and offers them a place to stay in the den until they must leave the next day. He takes the mouse that Hollyleaf brought him with gratitude. Upon leaving he watches the patrol when Brambleclaw offers him a place in ThunderClan. At first he is bewildered by the offer and refuses, but after further pressing from Brackenfur as well, he agrees to accompany the cats back to the lake.
Brackenfur helps him cross the Thunderpath, almost getting hit by a monster in the process. Purdy snaps at him, saying that young cats are always panicking and the monster wouldn't have hit them. He tires quicker than the others and causes the patrol to retire early for the night. At this point, they begin to think it was a bad idea to bring him. Hollyleaf brings him another piece of prey she catches and he eats it eagerly, suddenly becoming embarrassed and offers her some as well. She takes note that it seems he hasn't been well fed in moons. She and Hazeltail sleep beside Purdy that night to keep him warm. Hazeltail comments her hopes that he doesn't have fleas. Hollyleaf feels very determined that Purdy has many parasites as well as fleas. The next morning Purdy is frightened upon seeing sheep and is even more spooked when one begins to walk towards the patrol. Once the patrol leaves the farm, he collapses onto the ground. Hollyleaf then treats him for fleas and ticks, knowing that Mousefur would be angry at having an infested cat near her.
When they return to ThunderClan, Purdy joins Mousefur and Longtail as an elder. He and Mousefur become fast friends, often complaining about young cats. He warms himself on rocks with his new friend. When a snake is awakened by the cats on the rocks, Honeyfern gets bitten by the snake when she saves Briarkit from getting bitten by it. He and Mousefur hear this and thinks that Honeyfern's death is their fault. He also refuses to believe in StarClan, much like Cloudtail, Daisy, and Mothwing.
It is also noted that he has trouble with his paw-pads and complains to Jayfeather. While Jayfeather is putting an ointment on his sore pads, he discovers the mystery herb, parsley, and that was used by Jayfeather's mother, who is later revealed to be Leafpool.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Purdy is shown to be fitting in well with the other elders, and, despite his kittypet roots, well-liked within the Clan. He loves telling the Clan about his past and will start the story over if they fall asleep.
He is found sleeping on the rock where the snake had struck Honeyfern moons ago while Jayfeather is busy searching, revealing the snake had never taken his and Leafpool's deathberry bait. The medicine cat asks the elder to leave, but Purdy only responds on how he knows how to look for snakes himself and offers to help. During this, he comments on what Jayfeather is doing, saying he's missed a spot. He then brings up how he must feel about Lionblaze leaving to go on the journey upstream, comparing it to Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's journey, much to Jayfeather's dismay. He mentions how the two were so young and brave and how he never had problems with his Upwalker; he even trained him. Finally, Jayfeather finishes, interrupting Purdy on a story about a fox. The tom is satisfied with helping, saying how foxes around now are nothing like the ones he used to fight and goes back to his rock to rest.

Fading Echoes

Purdy is mentioned in Jayfeather's thoughts about young cats receiving advice from Daisy and Ferncloud. This gives away the fact that Purdy had moved into the elders' den, otherwise said to be the honeysuckle bush. Jayfeather notes that once he had started one of his stories, it would probably be until sunset that a cat could get a word in.
Much later, while the tree is about to fall, Purdy is seen trying to get the elders to hurry up out of the honeysuckle. Lionblaze slips past Purdy and tries to convince Mousefur to get out of the den, who is protesting that her moss will get wet. Purdy is then seen steering Longtail and Mousefur out the den.
After the tree falls, Purdy asks where Longtail is. After finding out what happened,  Purdy weaves around Mousefur, trying to calm her down, promising that they'd find him. As Mousefur starts to moan and press her muzzle into Longtail's fur, as he is dead, Purdy shuffles closer in an attempt to comfort her.
When Jayfeather asks Lionblaze where he'd been, he says he had been helping Purdy and Mousefur bury Longtail, since they were so tired. While Mousefur is mourning, Purdy asks questions about Longtail, notably how he was like before he lost his sight, comforting her. Jayfeather is, for once, glad to have Purdy in the Clan.
 Afterwards, Whitewing suggests finding swan feathers, she points out that Purdy and Mousefur will appreciate soft nests after all they've been through.
Later on, Purdy is seen leading Mousefur to the new den, purring that the nests look lovely. She curls up and says that she preferred the old nests, as they smelt of Longtail. Purdy glances at the apprentices, telling them to leave. He then curls up and presses against Mousefur.

Night Whispers

Purdy asks Dovepaw if a mouse would appeal to Mousefur to eat. Squirrelflight asks Purdy if Mousefur is hungry, and Purdy responds by saying she is sad. Later, Jayfeather comes into the elders' den to check on Mousefur, who is wheezing, and the medicine cat wonders if it is infection or just old age. He decides to ignore it, for he feels that it is probably unimportant.
After a battle over the strip of grass between Shadowclan and Thunderclan, Purdy asks Mousefur if ShadowClan knew that they lost the battle for the clearing. Mousefur retorts that they must know since Lionblaze killed their deputy, Russetfur. Purdy is angry that Mousefur blames Lionblaze, and she is shocked he is so passionate. Purdy storms off and ignores her for quite some time after their quarrel.
Later, Jayfeather is speaking to Briarlight, trying to comfort her, since she is feeling guilty about being crippled, and he uses Purdy as an example of a non-hunting cat, since he is an elder and usually gets ticks or fleas. Jayfeather says that they don't hunt for the Clan, but the Clan hunts for them. Briarlight had also been refusing to eat because she thought sense she didn't hunt for the Clan, she didn't deserve to be fed by the Clan.
Later, when Mousefur complains about water leaking through the roof of the den, Purdy tries to comfort her saying that the warriors will fix it soon.

Sign of the Moon

Purdy comes out of the elders' honeysuckle bush when Firestar gathers the Clan together to make Ivypaw and Dovepaw warriors. Later, when Bumblestripe complains about having to check the elders for ticks, Purdy says that they can check themselves. Purdy is then seen sitting beside Mousefur next to their den, and Ivypaw guesses that he's telling Mousefur one of his stories. When Jayfeather is going to the mountains, he asks Purdy if he can look after Mousefur when he is gone.

The Forgotten Warrior

While Whitewing fiercely grooms her fully-grown kits, she mentions that she would be helping them gather fresh moss for the elders. She also tells her daughters to make sure there were no thorns in Purdy's bedding or they would never hear the end of it. As Dovewing is collecting the moss from the roots of an oak tree, Whitewing comments that it should please Mousefur and Purdy.
Later, Purdy pads up to Dovewing shortly after she places the squirrel she caught on the fresh-kill pile, asking Dovewing if she was the one collecting moss. Dovewing then asks if there was a problem. Blinking apologetically, Purdy meows that it was really dry and prickly. He says he didn't want to fuss but Mousefur couldn't get comfortable. Purdy begins to tell Hollyleaf a story about a fox wandering through his Upwalker's garden but is interrupted by Jayfeather, causing Purdy to say that nobody raises young cats with manners anymore.
Purdy is happily shocked when Sol returns to the Clans, as the wandering loner used to share a den with him before he joined the Clan, and they were friends.

The Last Hope

Purdy continues to care for Mousefur in the elders' den, washing her fur as she dozes off. Mousefur is alarmed, and asks Purdy if there is an invasion when Gorsetail and Owlwhisker bring Jayfeather back to the ThunderClan camp. Purdy tells Mousefur that he doubts it was, considering there were only two warriors.
His scent fills Jayfeather's nose when he returns from hunting, he is damp and smells musky, and claims he only went hunting because his denmate Mousefur was hungry. She tells him not to make her his excuse, and he complains that they'd been stuck in the dens for days, so he needed to get out for a while. Mousefur asks him if he was bored of her company, and he thought she could take a break from his stories. Mousefur tells him that his stories are the only thing interesting that happened in ThunderClan. He tells Jayfeather that Mousefur was teaching Lilykit and Seedkit how to catch stray tails under the warriors' den wall. Purdy comments that Lionblaze had gotten up really early.
Purdy is mentioned when Firestar says that Spiderleg will train Mousefur and him because Spiderleg's known him the longest. They need training as the Dark Forest has risen and are about to attack. In the battle, Graystripe orders him and Mousefur to stay inside the den. Purdy protests and asks about the fighting moves Spiderleg have taught them. Graystripe tells them to use them only when the battle finds them. He is nosed back into the den by the gray warrior.
Purdy is with Mousefur, after the defeat the first wave of the Dark Forest warriors. During the second wave of the battle, Purdy fights alongside Mousefur against Darkstripe. When Mousefur is defeated, he grieves for her, but is happy to see her running around as a member of StarClan, noting that she'll be able to hunt again and that she died a warriors' death after all.

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

After Bumblepaw learns the Lightning Strike technique, he is eager to show it to other cats in his Clan, namely his denmates. He asks Ivypaw and Dovepaw to be invaders, while Lionblaze and Purdy to pretend to be trees for him to stalk behind to attack Ivypaw and Dovepaw with the Lightning Strike technique.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Sol’s page that Sol was found in the ruins of Purdy’s Twoleg den and both cats were escorted back to ThunderClan.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Purdy briefly appears with Mousefur, as he accompanies the old she-cat to the dirtplace. Although she seems upset about it, she accepts the fact that Purdy isn't letting her go anywhere on her own, since they are very close friends already and Mousefur is getting older and frailer.

Mistystar's Omen

Purdy does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

The battle against the Dark Forest has finished, but the Clans are wounded. Dovewing goes to help Purdy fold Mousefur’s legs under her, as if she is sleeping. When Dovewing starts to lick her ears, Purdy tells her he can take care of her now.
When dawn comes, Purdy announces to the Clan that the vigil is over, and the fallen need to be laid in the ground. He explains he is the only elder left, and cannot do it alone. He admits he needs the Clan’s help. The Clan carries the fallen to the burial, and Purdy carries Mousefur alongside Bumblestripe, Lionblaze and Cinderheart. There, Purdy informs the Clan on how to bury them. He rasps to not dig the holes close together, and they must be a fox-length deep for safety. He also explains if the holes start filling with water, leave it and dig another up the slope. Squirrelflight thanks him for his advice, and asks for anything else. Purdy mentions he and Mousefur liked watching the sun set over the lake, and wants a spot that overlooks it. He admits he knows she isn’t really there, but it feels like a nice place. Sandstorm tells him it’s a lovely idea and of course he can do that.
As ThunderClan makes a burial hole for Mousefur, Purdy orders them to make it wider, so she has room to stretch out. After they bury the bodies of the fallen, Purdy checks each one to make sure there is no scent. He explains they don’t want attract anything that might be hungry. Dovewing feels a rush of affection for Purdy. She notes at this moment, no one would think he wasn’t Clanborn or never been a warrior. A few days pass, and Purdy asks Dovewing to get a tick off his back. Dovewing thinks that with few apprentices in camp, the warriors are taking turns with apprentice duties. It’s Berrynose’s turn to help Purdy, but Dovewing is happy to take over. Purdy settles stiffly in his den, and comments on the chilling weather. Dovewing offers to get some feathers for his nest. Purdy says if she has the time, the Clan has been overworking with many cats recovering.
Dovewing runs a paw over his bony spine and comments that most of the Clan is okay, other than Foxleap. Dovewing finds the tick, and starts heading out to collect some mouse bile. Purdy stops her though, telling her it’s empty without Mousefur. He stares at Mousefur’s old nest, and murmurs he misses her so much. He remembers she was very grouchy, but had the best in heart. He says at least she died protecting her Clan, it’s what she wanted. Dovewing agrees it is, but Purdy asks why everyone looks so miserable. He props himself up and points out that he goes outside and it’s still like they are burying the fallen. He asks if the Clan has forgotten that they drove the Dark Forest out, and there is not Dark Forest cat around here. Dovewing stammers she thinks they are all aware of what they lost. Purdy demands of what they have won, and asks if Mousefur, or any other of the fallen died for nothing. He thinks it’s an insult to their memory, to act like they lost everything. Purdy slumps back into his nest and apologize, saying he forgot himself. Dovewing reassures it’s okay, and that they did win, and should honor the fallen by knowing they didn’t die in vain. She tells him to let her fetch the mouse bile for him.
After a few nights of Sandstorm coughing and keeping the warriors awake, Berrynose asks Bramblestar to move Sandstorm to the elder den. Purdy perks his ears up when he hears this. Sandstorm decides to move to the apprentices’ den, and Purdy’s shoulders slump. Dovewing wonders if she should offer to sleep in Mousefur’s nest beside the old tom, as he must be feeling cold on his own now the frost has taken hold. Berrynose instead offers to sleep with Purdy, as well as Poppyfrost and their kits. Purdy’s eyes light up and meows he is glad to give them room, and he better sort some nests. He bustles off with a straight tail. After Hazeltail grows sick and Millie protests Briarlight can’t stay in the medicine den with her, Purdy invites her to sleep with him in the elders’ den. It is obvious that Briarlight wants to go to the warriors’ den, so Dovewing offers to move to the elders’ den and Briarlight to take her spot.
After Leafpool makes Dovewing and Bumblestripe share a huge squirrel, they go to share it with Purdy. He comments what a feast while licking his lips. Sandstorm asks to join and Purdy meows of course with his mouth full. He shuffles to let Sandstorm eat and watch Toadstep, who has grown sick, go to the apprentices’ den. He remarks that Sandstorm and Toadstep there reminds him of when Firestar took all the sick cats to the old Twoleg den. He thinks it’s a brave thing, making sure no one else gets hungry.

Trivia

  • Victoria Holmes said that Purdy has an accent similar to one from the English county of Yorkshire.[13]
  • There is a chance that Purdy will go to StarClan when he dies.[14]
    • Vicky strongly believes that Purdy will go to StarClan because "they are Clan cats through and through."[15]
  • Purdy is accidentally mentioned as black.[16]

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Quotes

"Wha'? Let me get at 'em. I've chased off more foxes than you've had mice, young fellow."
—Purdy to Stormfur Moonrise, page 33


"We were talkin'. Don't they raise young cats with manners anymore?"
—Purdy to Jayfeather The Forgotten Warrior, page 205


Purdy: "I wish I'd known him longer. I heard he made the Great Journey while he was blind."
Mousefur: "He never seemed to get tired. Always first up and ready to move on. Never afraid of what lay ahead."
Purdy: "What was he like before he lost his sight?"
Mousefur: "Eyes like a hawk. Could spot prey under a rock a tree-length away."
—Purdy attempting to comfort Mousefur about Longtail's death by distracting her with memories Fading Echoes, page 162


"You died a warrior's death after all."
—Purdy after Mousefur dies The Last Hope, page 311


"But I never served this Clan as a young cat, and now, with Mousefur gone, things aren't the same."
—Purdy still grieving for Mousefur Bramblestar's Storm, page 148


Squirrelflight: "I was explaining to Amberpaw that she can't bring wet moss into your den,"
Purdy: "What? You're sure you weren't tryin' to bring me a drink instead?"
Amberpaw: "I was only trying to help."
Purdy: "Sure you were, young 'un. Come on. You an' I will spread the moss out here, just outside the den, an' it'll soon dry in the sun. An' while it does that, I'll tell you how I once killed a whole nest o' rats."
Amberpaw: "Yes!"
—Purdy's kindness after Amberpaw brings him wet moss Bramblestar's Storm, pages 23-24


"Too many voles. Not enough exercise."
—Purdy joking when he gets stuck in a bush Bramblestar's Storm, page 114


Purdy: "I miss [Mousefur] so much, you know. She was a grouchy old fox at times, but she had the best heart. At least she died protectin’ her Clan. It’s what she would have wanted."
Dovewing: "It is."
Purdy: "So, why does everyone look so miserable? I go outside an’ it’s like we’re still buryin’ our Clanmates. Have they forgotten we drove those blighters out? No Dark Forest cats around here, are there?"
Dovewing: "I… think we’re all aware of what has been lost."
Purdy: "And what about what we won? Did Mousefur, did any of ‘em, die for nothing? It’s an insult to their memory, that’s what it is, to act like we lost everything. […] Sorry young’un. I was forgettin’ myself."
Dovewing: "No, it’s okay Purdy. You’re right. We did win, and we should honor our fallen Clanmates by knowing they didn’t die in vain."
—Dovewing and Purdy Dovewing's Silence, pages 246-247


"Dovewing felt a rush of affection for this cat. At this moment, no one would ever think he wasn’t Clanborn, and had never been a warrior."
—Narrator Dovewing's Silence, page 221
"Well, Mousefur used to like watchin' the sun go down over the lake. She said it looked like the water was on fire. So I was goin' to bury her where she'd still get a good view. P'raps over there. I know she's not really here, but it feels like the right place for her."
—Purdy deciding where he wants to bury Mousefur Dovewing's Silence, page Chapter 2


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 229
  3. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page page 103
  4. Revealed in Midnight, page 236
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 225
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 13
  7. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, page 10
  8. Revealed in Night Whispers, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Outcast, page 171
  10. Revealed in Outcast, page 172
  11. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, page 35
  12. Revealed in Midnight, page 227
  13. Revealed in a chat found here courtesy of Warriors Wish
  14. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  16. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, page 37

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