This is Rupie. She is 9 weeks old and too smol to deal. Her hobbies include murdering paper, purring loudly, and screaming until you let her sit on your lap. We hope she will help with the pain of losing Clod. The house was too empty and it really made the grief tangible. She’s company; one of us is usually at home when the other isn’t, so it’s nice to not have the house feel completely hollow. It’s important to remember that she isn’t Clod, and we need to be careful not to compare the two, because it’s not fair to her. Clod was something else, and no cat will ever live up to his idiosyncrasies. She’s different to him in just about every possible way, which I think is for the best. I’m excited to see what she brings to the household apart from holes in my tights. I would still rather have Clod, but we can’t have him, and I’m glad we have Rupie to help us cope with that. HI RUPIE, PLEASE GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP NOW OH MY GOD
Personally (from what I've read) I don't think spottedleaf had actually feelings for firestar. I think him being new to the clan made her excited and she mixed up the excitement and admiration (if that's the right word) for romantic feelings.