Willowpaw first appears as an apprentice, to scare off Gray and Ginger from SkyClan territory. She is very bubbly and gives empty threats to the traveling cats, but Gray dismisses her as an oddball forest cat and chases her off. She appears when Ginger is lured into Gray's trap to sacrifice her, and saves Ginger with a few brought along warriors. This earns her her warrior name, Willowsplash. Willowsplash becomes Ginger's friend throughout her training, and fights alongside her against the battle against the rogues. She mourns too when Bandit is killed.