Reedpaw and Willowpaw take a look at Millie.
Willowpaw: Hello! So Reedpaw and I are going to debate if we should defend Millie. I think we shouldn’t, and Reedpaw’s debating on the side we should. Anyway, let’s start, Reedpaw!
Reedpaw: Hi everyone I’m Reedpaw or Reedwish either is fine with me. Anyways I can see both sides of Millie, but I kinda lean towards the “Defend Millie” side. I would probably hate Mille if not for *Arrgh* Blossomfall. Blossomfall was an adult. So here’s why I kinda defend m She didn’t need her mother constantly doting on her. She wasn’t disabled like Briarlight and wasn’t an only child like *think of an only child in Warriors*, like Whitestorm. Also, Graystripe loved her. I’ve seen many warriors in Warrior Cats, whose parents (One of them) don’t love them as much. An example? Dovewing. Dovewing’s father loved Ivypool way more than her and even showed it. Dovewing didn’t mind nearly as much Blossomfall. Millie also had full rights to dote on Briarlight more than Blossomfall. After all, Blossomfall’s spine wasn’t CRUSHED when she attempted (She didn’t) to save Longtail. That’s one of the reasons to not hate Millie. But it’s just my opinion!
Willowpaw: I understand Blossomfall was an adult, but would it really hurt Millie to be kind to Blossomfall and be a caring mother? She didn’t even know Blossomfall went into the tunnels, and she automatically assumed that Blossomfall was wasting time. Also, she didn’t even care when Hazeltail told her that Blossomfall was sick, she just brought some prey to Briarlight.
I don’t think Birchfall liked Ivypool more, I think they just had more in common because they were both training in the Dark Forest…? Anyway, even if he did like Ivypool more, all cats don’t react the same way. They are different cats, and they don’t have the same personality. 🙂
Reedpaw: True, I can see why you don’t like Millie, and honestly, like I said, I would probably hate her if not for Blossomfall. Yes, I get that she was an awful mother, but she wasn’t that bad of one until the whole “Briarlight is disabled and might die and will and did” incident. She was trying at least. Many mothers like um… the bad ones are bad to all their children, even the one that is disabled. In fact, some of them hate the one that’s disabled. At least Millie didn’t. An example of a mother who hated the disabled child? Rainflower… poor, poor Crookedstar. And yet he didn’t hate his brother for his mother loving him more. Unlike Blossomfall who hated Briarlight for being disabled.(I think she said that in the Oots, honestly, its been a long time since I read OotS)
Anyways like I said you made some good points and I would probably hate Millie if it wasn’t for Blossomfall. I have a lot more to say but I’ll save that for the next paragraph! 😛
Willowpaw: Nice points! But it wouldn’t take Millie any extra effort to be kind to Blossomfall, she just yelled at her. In front of the whole Clan. Even Brackenfur realized she was going too far. She could’ve just gently scolded Blossomfall like Whitewing did.
Also, Blossomfall didn’t hate Briarlight outright, she hated her for her injury, so she wishes Briarlight wouldn’t have gotten injured. And Crookedstar didn’t hate Oakheart, but he didn’t like Rainflower. The only reason he ever felt lingering affection for her was because she was his mother.
Reedpaw: True, but wouldn’t you support an injured child who was unable to walk more than you would support a healthy, spoiled child? That’s simply what Millie did. Also Bumblestripe was Millie’s child as well, and he didn’t really care (he did but not like Blossomfall) that his mother was paying more attention to his injured sister.
Willowpaw: I would, but Millie didn’t have to go out of her way to be unkind to Blossomfall or just ignore her when she had a cold. And Bumblestripe and Blossomfall aren’t the same cat. And I wouldn’t ignore my other children.
So, thanks for reading our article! Tell us if you think Millie was right or not in the comments!
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