40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Crookshanks Knew What Scabbers Was
In Prisoner of Azkaban, we discover that Ron’s rat is actually Peter Pettigrew, the man partially responsible for Harry’s parents’ death. When Hermione gets Crookshanks in that same book, there’s a whole plotline about how much time the cat spends chasing after Scabbers. As it turns out, that’s likely because Crookshanks knew he wasn’t a real rat.
Crookshanks was half-kneazle, a magical creature that can suss that kind of information out. All that time the cat spent hunting Scabbers was intentional. The moral of this story? Cats are always right about everything.