Whiterabbit looks at Squirrelflight’s family and mate.
There are spoilers for POT
We all know about Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw vs. Squirrelflight and Ashfur, and how Squirrelflight had to choose who she wanted to be with, and Ashfur got angry because she chose Brambleclaw. Let’s look at this some more. Both Brambleclaw and Ashfur are related to Squirrelflight. If you don’t believe me, I can tell you how. Squirrelflight is related to Brambleclaw because they are second cousins. Sandstorm is Squirrelflight’s mother, and Sandstorm’s father is Redtail. Redtail’s sibling is Leopardfoot, who’s son is Tigerstar, who gave birth to Brambleclaw. Ashfur is related to Squirrelflight in a much simpler way, he is her “half-uncle”, which means that he was Sandstorm’s half brother. Sandstorm’s mother is Brindleface, and Brindleface gave birth to Ashfur and Ferncloud in a younger litter fathered by a different cat. I, personally, am glad that Squirrelflight chose Brambleclaw instead of Ashfur, or else she would be giving birth to her own cousins (which Ferncloud did) because her uncle’s kits are her cousins. Anyway, we have established that Squirrelflight chose Brambleclaw because he was better, and he was probably the better choice family-wise. Well, who did Ashfur have kits with? Anybody? Although it is “official” that Ashfur is the father of Dovewing and Ivypool, I refuse to believe that, because in the series, 1. It never said that and 2. I don’t know if it is just my guesswork, but I could swear that it said that Birchfall was the father of Dovewing and Ivypool. I don’t think that there are any other cats that Ashfur could have mated with. Now, let’s discuss other cats who could have been with Squirrelflight. I know that there doesn’t seem like any other ThunderClan warriors that could be Squirrelflight’s mate, but I thought of 2 possible kitties for the job. One of them is not very likely, and one of them would have been pretty likely if he had survived. In (Midnight, I think), Stormfur was thinking about how Feathertail liked Crowpaw, and then he started thinking about him and Squirrelpaw, and their relationship, but I don’t think there ever was a relationship. And it probably wouldn’t have gotten very far. Anyway, my other cat that I think could have been with Squirrelflight was Shrewpaw. Poor Shrewpaw. He died on the ThunderPath trying to catch a bird for ThunderClan because they were starving. I think that Squirrelflight was pretty friendly to Shrewpaw and vice versa, and I think that they could have had a thing if Shrewpaw had lived. Now, that was my article on Squirrelflight and love/family! Hope you liked it.