Hollykit shares their opinion on the medicine cat code.
Ho ho ho, this is going to be controversial.
Hiya! It’s me, Petalkit. I’m here to express my thoughts on the medicine cat code. All right, let’s dive in!
Now, we know that the medicine cat code strictly, and I mean STRICTLY forbid medicine cats having kits, or having a mate. I’m…I’m sorry? Did Moth Flight really think a simple code would be able to stop love? Or even having children, a natural process no cat can control? Let’s take Leafpool, who is the most notorious example of breaking the medicine cat code by taking a mate. Could she control her feelings? Well, inevitably, in the end, she couldn’t! The cats should not expect that if a medicine cat is in love with someone, they will just push away their feelings, because it doesn’t always work. Leafpool also had kits: Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf. When ThunderClan found out about the three’s true heritage and who their parents actually were, it caused shattered hearts, shattered cats, and a shattered ThunderClan for a while. Hollyleaf, who I suspect goes on dates with the warrior code, disobeyed it by killing Ashfur to save her dignity! And this was all because of the medicine cat code! Sometimes this code can do DAMAGE. Leafpool’s whole crisis confirms this.
Now, I won’t deny it, the medicine cat code sometimes (I can’t, or can, believe I’m saying this), be reasonable. Medicine cats are BUSY, and when I say busy, I mean busy. Gathering herbs, talking with StarClan, treating patients, and possibly training an apprentice can be a lot of work. Being a parent? Well, they probably would not have a lot of have time for that (Also, when the medicine cat was giving birth, who’d help them?). But what about male medicine cats? They don’t give birth, and might possibly be able to be a father. It would be an improvement to the Clan as well, because hey, there would be more cats. The population of a clan is the key for a clan to thrive!
There you have it! My thoughts on the medicine code. Bye!