Juniperleap shares why they love Purdy.
So this is my opinion of this Purdy character because I absolutely love him and he is my bean baby. He is just so sweet and he becomes like a grandfather to any cat who sets paws in camp.
So Purdy was first introduced when Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, Crowpaw, Tawnypelt, Feathertail, and Stormfur. He helped them find their way through the two-leg place but often got lost in direction but soon got back on track. He shows great kindness to the group while traveling and keeps everyone’s heads up. When they find their way, they soon depart saying farewell to the patchy elder and go on their way.
He was re-introduced when a Thunderclan patrol was out scouting for Sol. They discovered that Sol was with Purdy and Purdy was living with Sol now. They insisted that Purdy come and join them in Thunderclan and he soon accepts their requests and makes the journey back to Thunderclan.
The clan is shocked at Purdy’s arrival and he is soon welcomed. He makes himself at home in the Elders’ den alongside Mousefur and Longtail. He kept the kits and the young apprentices interested in his stories of his time in life. Even warriors themselves stopped to listen in on his stories.
When Longtail was killed by a fallen tree, Purdy comforted Mousefur in a time of grief. He was always there for Mousefur and became close to her during this time. He still kept his hopes high and continued to bring warmth throughout the clan.
He took part in The Great Battle and fought alongside Thunderclan and the rest of the Clans against the Dark Forest. He was struck with grief when Mousefur was killed but he kept fighting.
In the book, “Shattered Sky” Purdy comments often on how his stomach is hurting to Alderheart who was giving him herbs to help his stomach ache. Graystripe, Sandstorm, and Millie joined him in the elders’ den in which he was really happy about. Soon, a group of rogues form a cult called “The Kin” in an attempt to overthrow the four clans. While Rowanstar and his clan are overthrown from their territories, they take refuge in the Thunderclan camp. While Tigerheart and Berrynose began to argue, Purdy thrusted between them in an attempt to stop them. He stops mid-sentence and collapses. Alderheart desperately tries to save him but Purdy passes away. Alderheart is struck by his death but Jayfeather comforts him.
Purdy was always there if someone needed a smile and he showed great bravery in the time of fear. He fought alongside a clan he wasn’t born in. He showed everyone that there could be kindness no matter what happened.