When the tree falls in the camp and Briarpaw gets injured, Leafpool advises Jayfeather to ask Littlecloud for help because the older medicine cat had dealt with an injury like Briarpaw's before. When Jayfeather and Squirrelflight arrive in ShadowClan, Jayfeather reads Littlecloud's thoughts and sees the tom yowling in agony, then in his nest limp with fear. Littlecloud reveals that the cat's name was Wildfur and that he had a broken backbone when a burrow collapsed on his hind legs. Wildfur had survived for a little while, but he kept getting a cold that made it harder and harder to breathe. He ended up dying from chest-pains and greencough, for he could not breathe anymore. Littlecloud mentions Wildfur had a similar accident to Briarpaw's, so he advises them to maintain Briarpaw's health by keeping her moving so that she will not have to share the same fate as Wildfur.