"I like to look up at our ancestors. Sometimes I wonder which are mine. I think your ancestors would shine really brightly, Dovewing."

—Bumblestripe to Dovewing under the jasmine in The Forgotten Warrior, page 107

Bumblestripe (2)

Highest Rank
Blossomkit and Briarkit, half-siblings are Stormkit and Featherkit
Dovewing (formerly)
No information
Previous Name(s)
Bumblekit and Bumblepaw

Bumblestripe is a thick-furred,[1] very pale[2] gray tom with black stripes like a bumblebee's,[3] and a torn ear.[4]


Bumblestripe is Dovewing's former mate. He is Graystripe and Millie's only son.

His sisters are Briarlight and Blossomfall. Dovewing later leaves him after they have rebuilt their Clan shortly after the flood. She might have still loved Tigerheart because he was her first love. Bumblestripe also argued with Dovewing a lot and Dovewing, compared Bumblestripe and Tigerheart, saying how Tigerheart was so fun to be around with.

Later, he and Dovewing break up in Bramblestar's Storm, and stop being mates.


  • Kate believes that Dovewing would have liked Bumblestripe more if it wasn't for his name, as his name is "very uncool." In the same blog posting, she also said he was a better choice for her than "arrogant old Tigerheart."[5]
  • Kate confirmed that Dovewing chose Bumblestripe over Tigerheart,[6] as Bumblestripe was the more sensible option, and loving a cat from another Clan wouldn't work out well.[7] Although the two split in Bramblestar's Storm due to Dovewing's unresolved feelings for Tigerheart,[8] Kate thinks that Dovewing "just wasn't that into Bumblestripe," and that she only could think about him as a friend.[9]
  • Vicky confirms that Millie neglected her other children out of her desperate attempt to care for Briarlight,[10] but Kate says that Millie still loves Blossomfall and Bumblestripe, and she wishes Briarlight weren't injured so she could spend more time with them.[11]


Mate: Dovewing (formerly)

Mother: Millie

Father: Graystripe

Sisters: Blossomfall and Briarlight

Half-Sister: Feathertail

Half-Brother: Stormfur

Half-Uncles: Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Darkstripe and Longtail

Half-Aunt: Sorreltail

Great-Aunts: Spottedleaf and Leopardfoot

Great-Uncle: Redtail

Grandmother: Willowpelt

Geandfather: Patchpelt

Great-Grandmother: Swiftbreeze

Great-Grandfather: Adderfang

Half-Nephew: Pine That Clings to Rock

Half-Niece: Lark That Sings at Dawn

Cousins: Nightkit, Mistkit, Tigerstar, Sandstorm, Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole, Leafpool,Squirrelflight, Tigerstar, Flametail, Dawnpelt, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Molepaw, Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Molewhisker, Cherryfall, Fernsong, Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Juniperkit, Dandelionkit, Strikestone, Sleekwhisker and Juniperclaw

Distant Ancestors: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw and Spottedpelt

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 102
  2. Revealed in Sunrise
  3. Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  4. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 8
  5. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  6. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  7. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  9. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  10. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  11. Revealed on Kate's blog

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