Should Daisy Retire? By Ravenfeather

Art by Rikatuu

Ravenfeather takes a look at Daisy and her role in the Clans

I have been thinking lately about Daisy and recognized how old she is. Should Daisy retire, or should she keep on taking care of the clan’s kits?
Although you may think that being a queen is an easy job, it is not. Queens must take care of rambunctious kits, and that takes up a lot of energy. On an article on the Warriors website, it says that being a queen is harder than most view it as being. Permanent queens do this year-round, which doubles the work.
First, Daisy is a diligent cat. She gave birth to two litters and helped take care of many more. Daisy has helped ThunderClan for a long time, and she deserves to retire.
Daisy joined ThunderClan a long time ago and was already a fully-grown cat then. That makes her one of the oldest cats in ThunderClan. Cats like Cloudtail and Brackenfur have already retired, and Daisy is at least as old as them. As she gets older, it will just get harder to take care of kits, and Daisy will not have any more litters.
Most elders retire after they have served the clan for a long time and can no longer do it because of something to do with their age. Daisy is old and has taken care of kits for a while, and she will soon no longer be able to do it because as she gets older, she will have less and less energy. I think Daisy is ready to retire and live a peaceful life in the elder’s den with Cloudtail, Brightheart, Graystripe, Brackenfur, and hopefully Thornclaw will join them soon.
Permanent queens like Daisy and Ferncloud also must take care of every kit in the clan, and do not always have many other queens to help them. If a kit’s mother is not able to take care of their kit, permanent queens must do it for them. When Ferncloud caught greencough, only Daisy was there to take care of Foxleap and Icecloud. She had no other queen to help her. Also, when Squirrelflight could not take care of Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf, Daisy and Fernclould took care of the kits, but Ferncloud also had her kits to take care of too, making Daisy the one that watched over them most.
The evidence above shows that Daisy worked extremely hard for a long time in ThunderClan. I think she is ready to retire.

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Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
November 18, 2019 2:45 am

Yeah, she is getting pretty old, isn’t she? (Not as old as Mistystar though) I have calculated that she is at least 9 years old (52 years old if she were a human, which is older than most cats get. There have certainly been younger elders.) and that’s if she was only 1 year old when you first meet her.


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Logged Out Cloudfrost
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November 18, 2019 3:07 am

YAY my frist article is finallt puvlished

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November 18, 2019 5:53 pm

Did you used to be Ravenfeather?


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Cloudfrost
Cloudfrost
November 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Yes but raven happened to be a popular prefix

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November 19, 2019 4:18 pm
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Yeah 😛 I love your new name!!


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Sandy (Sandpaw/frost)
Sandy (Sandpaw/frost)
November 18, 2019 10:02 am

Great article! Daisy should retire!


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Snowpaw
Snowpaw
November 18, 2019 5:22 pm

I think Daisy is 8-11 years old.

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Briarpaw, who- AHHH! LOOK OUT! SHE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
November 19, 2019 12:06 am

I’ve always wondered this, too! Great article!


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Plipplop (Snowpuff)
Plipplop (Snowpuff)
November 19, 2019 2:58 pm

She is quite old and I do hope she will retire, but Thornclaw will probably only retire once patrols retire. That joke came from a comment on one of Moonkitti’s videos.


Snowpuff for senior warrior!

Violetpaw/Violet That Grows In The Hufflepuff Common Room
Violetpaw/Violet That Grows In The Hufflepuff Common Room
November 20, 2019 5:46 pm

which is why it is so creepy that she had kits with Spiderleg, a newly-made warrior
no?


Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
November 20, 2019 6:00 pm

IRL cats will mate at any age if they are able 😛 Cats are weird!


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Spring
Spring
November 21, 2019 12:56 am

I’m sure Leopardfoot x Pinestar has a worse age gap, though.

And like Embix said irl cats will mate at any age which can start at six months, I think?


Daffiolet is otp

Plipplop (Snowpuff)
Plipplop (Snowpuff)
November 21, 2019 12:13 pm

At least they weren’t related!


Snowpuff for senior warrior!

Spring
Spring
November 21, 2019 12:57 am

Personally I think Daisy should retire but I do think there should be another permanent queen in the nursery at some point.


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Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
July 9, 2020 9:11 pm

I love Daisy, and I think she’s done a good job taking care of kits. She deserves to relax in her last years of life. I think she should retire. I can definitely see her as the kind of elder that spends a lot of time with the kits, though.
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