Tansypool shares their opinion on Millie.
Hello! Tansypool here with her second article!
I honestly think Millie is WAY too hated for the cat she was, here are some reasons why I think she was, and why she shouldn’t be.
What Happened To Briarlight
I feel Millie was blamed for Blossompool going to the Dark Forest. But, I’m not sure it was all her fault. If your daughter had a tree fall on her hind legs, and she lost all use of them, I would imagine caring about her, and being VERY worried would be natural. Did you ever see Blossompool or Bumblestripe helping her to the fresh-kill pile? A good mother, with two, let’s face it, teen- bratty kits, would focus on the one who almost died, and is still in danger. Briarlight needed support. Her mother gave that to her. While she could also spend time with her other daughter and her son, she helped Briarlight in numerous ways. Blossompool went to the Dark Forest because she was upset that Briarlight was treated how she should be by her caring mother. Hawkfrost and Tigerstar helped that feeling of anger along, and soon Blossompool was blinded by sadness and rage. Bumblestripe had a fine time chasing after Dovewing, he didn’t get upset about his mother, even though she treated Blossompool and Bumblestripe the same way. So I think Blossompool just got too jealous of Briarlight.
Millie Mating With Graystripe after Silverstream
I think one of the reasons everyone hates Millie is that she helped Graystripe get over Silverstream? That was a good thing. Silverstream was a selfish, spoiled brat. She was spoiled by Crookedstar, and she didn’t even really have any feeling for him when she rescued his from drowning. Guess what? Millie returned him to his precious ThunderClan after he was captured. She stuck by him her whole life, even though they sometimes had arguments. She was a cat. No cats are perfect. Not Firestar, nor Spottedleaf, not even Silverstream. She had some flaws, but she meant well always.
She wanted to stay with her owner, but she knew she needed to help Graystripe. She saved his life 3 times, from overheating, she helped with hunting, and fighting off other cats, and she showed him his way home.
Being A “Bad Mother”
This is something I discussed earlier, and I think you can see by now I don’t believe to be true. That’s all I will say.