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The other pup, the one who lay in the grass in front of her, didn't so much as stir. She could make out the hollow curve of his tiny flank through the green blades, but it didn't rise and fall with his breath. One small ear was visible too, but it didn't twitch, not even at the tip. She couldn't see the little pup's eyes, but some instinct told her she didn't want to, anyway.
— Lick observes Blade's Pup dead on the grass in A Pack Divided, page 1
Blade's Pup
Pawprint
Affiliations
Current:
Past:
Fierce Dogs[1]
Fierce Dogs[1]
Description
Species
Breed
Gender
Dog
Doberman Pinscher[1]
Male
Names
Names Pup: Unknown
Family
Family Mother: Blade

Father: Unknown

Rank Positions
Rank Pup[2]
Status
Status
Deceased (killed by Blade)[1]
Book Appearances
Living N/A
Dead Darkness Falls, Storm of Dogs, A Pack Divided

Blade's Pup is a male[3] Fierce Dog[2] with a fang-shaped blast of white fur on his neck,[3] small ears,[4] a tiny flank[4] and bristly neck fur.[5]

History

In the Original Series

Darkness Falls

Mickey and Lucky come across the pup's dead body in the Dog Garden. He seemed to have been dead for a day or two. As they buried the Mother-Dog, Mickey digs a smaller hole for the pup's corpse. The two wild dogs assume the dead pup is Morningstar's.

Storm of Dogs

After Blade reveals she was the killer of Morningstar, Lucky deduces that the unknown pup was actually hers, and that she had killed him. Although she doesn't explicitly say yes, Blade flinches and admits that she had done what she had to do.

In the Gathering Darkness arc

A Pack Divided

Blade's Pup is discovered in the prologue by Storm, Fang and Wiggle as pups. Back at the Dog-Garden, he is seen motionless, with ragged puncture holes on his rigid neck. He has an odor already, having started to decay. The female Fierce Dog pup, Lick, is asking what was wrong with him, while the smaller male Fierce Dog pup, Wiggle, is asking if they should take him inside where it was warm. The pups are worried that he's not moving, while Grunt states that it was the Alpha's pup, and so she had to return for her pup.

Trivia

  • Blade shares the same fang mark that her pup does.[3]

Family

Members

Mother:

Blade:[6] Deceased As of Storm of Dogs[6]

Father:

Blade's Mate:[7] Deceased[8]

Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
Blade
 
Blade's Mate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blade's Pup
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"Lucky stumbled, sick to his stomach. Dizzily, he remembered the dead pup he and Mickey had found in the Dog-Garden. He hadn’t been from Storm and Fang’s litter. ‘You killed your own pup,’ he gasped."
—Lucky realizing who was the mother of Blade's Pup Storm of Dogs (book), page 60


"Blade flinched, as though struck. Then her face grew grim. "I did what I had to do.”"
—Blade to Lucky on her pup Storm of Dogs (book), page 60


Lick: "What's wrong with him? I don't understand. What's wrong?"
Wiggle: "He's sick, I think. Like Mother-Dog? Perhaps we should wake the pup now. Take him inside, where it's warm and safe?"
Lick: "I don't know if he'll wake up. He looks so very asleep."
Grunt: "You're both being silly. We don't have to do anything. The Pack will be home soon. Alpha will make Mother-Dog better, and she'll make her own pup better too."
—The Fierce Dog pups speak about the dead pup and their Pack A Pack Divided, pages 2-3


Wiggle: "Are you sure Alpha is coming back?"
Grunt: "Of course she is. That's Alpha's pup. So she'll come back. See? Mother-Dogs never leave their pups."
Wiggle: "Oh. When she makes her pup well, maybe he'll play with us?"
—Grunt states that Blade will return to her pup A Pack Divided, page 3
"She could just make out the bristly hair on the pup's neck. It looked stiff and dark, as if it had once been wet, and had dried a long time ago. Curious, she blinked. There were punctures, she realized, beneath those rigid prickles of fur. They looked a bit like the marks she and her litter-siblings had left on the soft-hide where they slept: ragged and torn at the edges. Their tiny teeth made those marks, she knew; chewing the hide gave them all comfort. But the marks here looked much bigger than that."
—Lick observes the dead pup closer A Pack Divided, pages 3-4


Lucky: "I think it's another pup... Come back, little one! Stay here."
Lick: "He's hurt..."
Mickey: "There's nothing you can do for him now."
—Lucky and Mickey discovering Blade's Pup Darkness Falls, page 125


"Lucky trod through the grass to the small, limp body. Like the Mother-Dog, he had probably died a day or two before. The metallic scent of blood still clung to his fur. Lucky could make out the imprint of teeth— teeth shaped like his own— at the puppy’s neck below an unusual blast of white fur that resembled the shape of a fang. Lucky gasped. The pup had been attacked and killed; that much was obvious. If a coyote or a fox had killed him, they would have eaten him. But what sort of dog would do this to a pup?'"
—Lucky's thought on the pup Darkness Falls, page 126


Lick: "Can you help him?"
Lucky: "I’m afraid I can’t. Was he your brother?"
Grunt: "No!"
Mickey: "Lucky, we should get out of here..."
—Grunt denies Blade's Pup as being his brother Darkness Falls, page 126



References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Storm of Dogs, page 60
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Darkness Falls, page 124
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Darkness Falls, page 125
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in A Pack Divided, page 1
  5. Revealed in A Pack Divided, page 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Storm of Dogs, page 255
  7. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook

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