We know ThunderClan would be much smaller without her, but honestly, she's had enough. She's already expecting her fourth litter, and I heard that having too many kits is HARMFUL to cats! And Dustpelt's going to be an elder soon, so she has to stop sometime. I almost feel that her having kits is just an excuse to opt out of warrior duties. It really wouldn't hurt her to join one hunting patrol, you know! The sickest thing is that Dustpelt's her uncle! She should be glad none of her kits have birth defects. And if the Erins stopped other uncle-and-niece relationships (Foxleap and Rosepetal, Ashfur and Squirrelflight), why didn't they stop Dustpelt and Ferncloud?