"I am grateful to my Clan for giving me the chance to serve them this long, and for the peaceful life I will have as an elder."

—Poppydawn when she retires to the elders' den in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 387


Highest Rank
Previous Name(s)
Poppykit, Poppypaw

Poppydawn is a long-haired, dark red[1] tabby[2] she-cat[1] with a long,[2] bushy,[1] thick tail,[3] round amber eyes,[4] and a graying muzzle.[5]


Poppydawn is a Queen of ThunderClan, but hasn't had her kits yet. Bluekit is born while she is in the nursery and she asks where her kits are. She replys that she hasn't had them yet.

She later has a tom and two she-cats, and their names are Thistlekit, Rosekit, and Sweetkit. She cares for them until they are apprentices.


She watches Sweetpaw regularly when she is sick. She, one day, found Sweetpaw not waking up. She realizes Sweetpaw is dead, and Poppydawn grieves for her.

Bluekit watches Poppydawn, only now noticing that she was getting old. Poppydawn has flecks of gray around her muzzle, obviously because of her old age.


  • On Vicky's Facebook page, she mentioned that she would like to think of Poppydawn as Pinestar's daughter.[6]
    • Later on Vicky's Facebook page, she mentioned that it is possible Pinestar and Poppydawn may instead be littermates.[7] However, in Goosefeather's Curse, it is revealed that they are not littermates, and that they share different mothers.[8]
    • Vicky later revealed through Fallowsong and Sweetbriar being sisters, Poppydawn and Pinestar are cousins instead.[9]


Mate: Windflight

Daughters: Rosetail and Sweetpaw

Son: Thistleclaw

Mother: Fallowsong

Father: Weedwhisker

Brothers: Rabbitleap and Heronwing

Aunt: Sweetbriar

Grandson: Whitestorm

Great-Granddaughter: Sorreltail

Great-Grandsons: Rainwhisker and Sootfur

Great-Great-Grandson: Molepaw

Great-Great-Granddaughters: Honeyfern, Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Lilyheart and Seedpaw

Great-Great-Great-Grandsons: Molewhisker and Fernsong

Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters: Cherryfall, Hollytuft and Sorrelstripe

Cousins: Pinestar. Tigerstar, Nightkit, Mistkit, Bramblestar, Hawkfrost, Tadpole, Tawnypelt, Mothwing, Tigerstar, Flametail, Alderheart, Juniperkit, Dawnpelt, Sparkpelt and Dandelionkit

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 10
  3. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 39
  4. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 386-387
  6. Warriors Wish
  7. Revealed on Victoria Holmes's Facebook Page
  8. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47