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[Storm] is courageous and good. If she is in danger, I want to fight to protect her.
— Whisper to Twitch in Storm of Dogs, page 175
Whisper
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Affiliations
Current:
Past:
Wild Pack[1]
Twitch's Pack[2]

Terror's Pack[3]

Description
Species
Breed
Gender
Dog
Whippet/Blue Heeler mix[4][5]
Male
Names
Names Member: Whisper[2]

Hunter: Whisper[6]
Scout Dog: Whisper[7]

Family
Family Unknown
Rank Positions
Rank Scout Dog[7]
Status
Status
Deceased (killed by a dog)[8]
Book Appearances
Living The Broken Path, The Endless Lake, Storm of Dogs, A Pack Divided
Dead A Pack Divided, Dead of Night

Whisper is a small[8] short-furred[9] skinny gray male[2] Whippet/Blue Heeler[10] mongrel[11] with delicate flanks,[12] and lean legs.[13]

History

In the Original Series

The Endless Lake

Although Whisper is not mentioned by name, when Terror's Pack follows Twitch, he, along with five other dogs, creep out from under a bush after Splash greets Twitch. The Wild Pack are wary at seeing Terror's Pack, but Twitch's Packmates throw their forepaws on the ground, wag their tails, and dips their heads submissively. Twitch approaches his former Packmates and touches his nose to theirs. When Splash says that they think he should stay, Whisper yips that he belongs with them, and paws at the ground. Twitch tells the Wild Pack that he wants to stay with those dogs as they are his Pack now. When some of the Wild Pack members protest, Splash tells them that Terror is gone and they might now be a real Pack, and several of his Packmates whine agreement.
After Twitch becomes Alpha of the Pack, all the dogs surge toward him, congratulating him, nuzzling him, and barking.
Woody is mentioned again, though unnamed, after Alpha's supposed death, when Daisy frets that if the Pack needs an Alpha, that dogs must fight for it. Lucky assures her that it isn't necessary, as when Twitch became Alpha of his Pack there was no aggression, because all of the Pack wanted him to lead.

Storm of Dogs

After another Big Growl, Whisper's tail gets trapped underneath a fallen tree. Snap, Lucky, Storm and Daisy help in rescuing him by looking submissive as to not threaten the giantfur. After she leaves, the dogs talk to Whisper and learn that he is a member of Twitch's Pack. At first Twitch disagrees, but Whisper convinces him that they should help Storm since she freed them from Terror.
Whisper later comes up with the idea to lead a giantfur to the Fierce Dogs' lair after Whine told the Fierce Dogs about their plan.

In the Gathering Darkness arc

A Pack Divided

Whisper is a hunter of the Wild Pack. During the trip to the rabbit warren, Whisper praises on Storm about their hunting strategy. When the hunting patrol starts to catch the rabbits, Whisper chases his rabbit towards Arrow but Whisper leads the rabbit away from the Fierce Dog and straight into the path of Snap, who was busy catching her own rabbit. Whisper's sudden corralling of the rabbit in the new direction is not seen, causing them to lose both rabbits. Whisper is angrily questioned by Storm on why he lead the rabbit away from Arrow. He is afraid of Arrow, as pointed out by Snap.
When the loudbirds flew over the Wild Pack's camp, Whisper runs fearfully to Storm and presses his flank tightly against hers.
Whisper almost crashes into Storm during another hunt. As the two dogs head back to the camp, Whisper asks Storm on what her thoughts were on the pack talking about the Spirit-Dogs. To Whisper, he hopes that the pack doesn't fall apart and believes that everyone should just believe in the Spirit-Dogs in what they want to believe in, expect Fear-Dog. But when they reached the edge of camp, Whisper starts to praise Storm again about how she beat Terror and his Fear-Dog, but this annoys Storm because his worshiping over her isn't helping her reputation.
When the pack discovers the dead fox kit, Whisper meekly defends Storm, but accused Bella on where she was.
After the hunting patrol took down a deer, another loudbird appeared forcing the hunters to hide into a twisted patch of scrub. As they hide and wait for the loudbird to leave, Whisper once again pressed close to Storm, saying that he feels safe with her and praises her. Whisper doubts the fact Storm might attack him despite what Bruno pointed out. Whisper gets embarrassed about this although it irritated Storm again.
Whisper is promoted as a Scout Dog and assigned his new duties by Lucky.
Later Whisper volunteers to be the Scout Dog for Storm's hunting patrol. When he and Storm are alone, Whisper asks her if she was alright after when he saw that she was sleepwalking again. Whisper insists that he wants to help her with sleep walking despite Storm asking him to drop it. He is abandoned by a frustrated Storm as left behind.
He tries to follow her but didn't catch up. A little later, Whisper comes back in fear reporting to the hunters that he came across a giantfur. When giantfur catches them taking its tusknose catch the hunters makes a run for it. Whisper waits a bit for Storm to catch up but Mickey nips at him to keep going. When they try to take cover Whisper stumbles and trips but Storm saves him again. When the giant-fur left, Whisper cheerfully praises Storm for saving him, but this makes Storm wish she should have left him to the giant-fur. Whisper tries to cover for Storm when she confesses to Lucky it was her idea to steal the giant-fur's food. He is snapped at by Storm for trying to help.
At the end of the last chapter, Whisper is found dead, with vicious bite marks all over his body and his throat ripped out.

Dead of Night

Coming Soon

Trivia

  • Gillian believes that Whisper has a small crush on Storm.[14]
  • Gillian has said that she imagines Whisper as a Whippet mix.[15]
  • He will have an important role in the second arc.[16]
  • Gillian says that she isn't going to say anything about how far Whisper's obsession with Storm will go.[17]
  • Gillian thinks that he has some whippet and a lot of Blue Heeler in him.[18]
  • When asked if Whisper had OCD, Gillian answered that she thinks his obsession for Storm is only a romantic obsession.[19]

Quotes

"Our new Alpha told us what you did. You liberated us from Terror! You saved our Pack! We are forever in your debt."
—Whisper to Storm Storm of Dogs, page 167


"Are you the Storm? The one who killed Terror?"
—Whisper to Storm Storm of Dogs, page 167


"Praise the Sky-Dogs! You saved me again!"
—Whisper to Storm Storm of Dogs, page 242



References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Storm of Dogs, page 263
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Storm of Dogs Pack List
  3. Revealed in The Broken Path, page 111
  4. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  5. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  6. Revealed in A Pack Divided Pack List
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in A Pack Divided, page 207
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in A Pack Divided, page 277
  9. Revealed in Dead of Night, page 227
  10. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  11. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  12. Revealed in Storm of Dogs, page 241
  13. Revealed in Storm of Dogs, page 166
  14. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  15. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  16. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  17. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  18. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  19. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook

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