General speculations about Crookshanks
Here's some general Speculations about Hermione's cat Crookshanks
|| My theory on Crookshank
is that the cat is really Harry's mother reincarnated. The red hair,
the green eye's i mean coincidence?? the cat new that "Scabbers"
really was not a rat and was infact Peter, and was also scoalizing
with Sirius ,who harry thought was the death oman. Either that or
Arabella is an Animagus (i'm not saying that she is or that she isn't
its just a theory)and she can turn herself into a cat. No one knows
what she looks like there for we cannot say that she has red hair
and green eyes, but the only doubts that i have about this (Crookshank
being Harry's mom or being Arabella) is that Crookshank is a boy cat
and Harry's mom and Arabella are girls so??? (Shannon
I don't know if it will come up in future books or not, but
I think Crookshanks is more than just a cat. In the Comic Relief book
called "Fantastic Beasts and where to find them" I found
a creature called a Kneazle. Here is what is said about it:
Kneazle: The kneazle was original bred in
Britain, though it is now exported worldwide. A small cat-like creature
with flecked, speckled, or spotted fur, outsize ears and a tail
like a lion's, the Kneazle is intelligent, independent, and occasionally
aggressive, though if it takes a liking to a witch or wizard, it
makes an excellent pet. The Kneazle has an uncanny ability to detect
unsavory or suspicious characters and can be relied upon to guide
its owner safely home if they are lost. Kneazles have up to eight
kittens in a litter and can interbreed with cats. Licences are required
for ownership as Kneazles are sufficiently unusual in appearance
to attract Muggle interest.
The physical description of Crookshanks seems
that he looks like a regular cat so I suspect it is a cat-kneazle
mix. The mental attributes is what attracted my attention. Crookshanks
was always trying to get Scabbers, who we know is unsavory and crookshanks
was pretty aggressive in the shrieking shack when it was trying
to protect Sirius Black (whom Crookshanks took a liking to).
The thing that could come up in later books
is the ability to lead its owner home and maybe the unsavory character
I am surprised that Hermione has not realized
this part of her cat since the Kneazle is supposed to be described
in one of her textbooks which she supposedly memorized.
"...the kneazle is intelligent,
independent, and occasionally aggressive, though if it takes to liking
a witch or wizard it can make an excellent pet. The kneazle has an
uncanny ability to detect unsavoury or suspicious characters and can
be relied upon to guide its owner safely home if they are lost."
Well, now we know what Crookshanks is. Perhaps
one of the three main characters will get lost in the future and
will need Crookshanks to help?!
I suppose, Crookshanks was at Arabella Figgs in the first book,
but given away by her. It´s said, that she had her foot broken
because of an accident with one of her cats. Crookshanks has a smashed
face and was at the pet-shop for a very long time. Maybe Harry can´t
remember him or he was on a stroll while he was babysitted bei Mrs.
|| I dont believe that abrella
figg is actually crookshanks, mainly because he is a boy. I think
that crookshanks is an animagi though, because it seemed to want to
protect harry at all costs, when it saw harry in the pet shop in diagon
ally, it launched itself at scabbers, because the wizard/witch knew
that it was peter ( maybe someone did know peter was animagi, and
alerted someone ) and throughout the book, it tries to get peter,
even before it met up with sirius, and referring to someone's previous
post, this would link in to it being a trapped wizard/witch, maybe
one of james/sirius/lupin's friends who we havent heard of yet, that
also tried to transform and got stuck, then the person would know
of peter (nick)
Regarding Mrs. Figg being Crookshanks, I don't think that's
that she couldn't be an Animagus, but because Crookshanks is male.
no indication of gender-switching in the spells we've seen so far.
when brewing the Polyjuice potion, Hermione took (what she thought
hair of a female. (Lisa
I have an argument to the Crookshanks/Mundungus Fletcher/Mrs.
Figg theories. It is actually quite simple. Crookshanks is Hermionie's
cat. What about all of the times when Mundungus was doing his duties?
Wouldn't Hermionie notice that Crookshanks was missing all the time?
What about when Mrs. Figg was supposed to be with Harry. THe same
situation would occur. It is impossble for Crookshanks to be an animagus.
JKR has already said (well nearly anyway) that Crookshanks is
part kneazle. She said to have a look in Fantastic beasts & were
to find them. I was convinced after reading PoA a second time that
this was the case, & recently JKR confirmed this on an online
chat, with the above statement, what else could she have ment?.
In OOTP on page 22, Mundungus Fletcher is described as being
"squat" "bandy legged" as well as having "ginger
hair". These same words are often used to describe Crookshanks.
We also know that Sirius and Crookshanks seem to have a special relationship,
perhaps it is because they are both animagi. Perhaps Mundungus was
biding his time in that pet shop as Crookshanks keeping an eye on
things until the day that Ron brought Scabbers (Pettigrew) in.