Gertrude's Cat

By: Warren
Special Thanks to: Damaged500, Desireful, Hawk, Pig, RuneScaper FX, Sobend
Original Guide by: Toast T Cat

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to Gertrude in her house, on the west side of Varrock.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.


  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Getting Started

To begin the quest, speak to Gertrude in her house west of Varrock and south of Juliet's House. She will tell you that her cat, Fluffs, has ran away, but she can't leave the house to find her, as she is occupied with the job of looking after her Children. Accept the quest and she will ask you to talk to her sons, who might know the location of Fluffs.


You'll find Gertrude's sons in the corner of Varrock center, near the Fur Seller and Benny, the Newspaper Seller. Talk to either of them and ask if they have seen Fluffs. They will tell you Fluffs has ran away to their 'secret hideout'. However, if you ask them where their hideout is, they won't tell you. They say they are short of cash, and will reveal the location of the hideout for 100gp. Once you give them 100gp, they will tell you the location of their Hideout - Varrock Lumber Mill. They will also tell you the only way into the hideout is by climbing over a broken fence on the southern side.

Shilop: We hide out at the lumber mill to the north-east. Just beyond the Jolly Boar Inn.

Finding the Cat

Now, head on over to the Lumber Mill. If you don't know where it is, follow the east path out of Varrock, and head north. After a short walk, you should find the Lumber Mill, but it is surrounded by a fence. By the Sawmill Operator's Hut is a broken fence, which you can climb over (no Agility level is required).

Climbing over the fence around the lumberyard

Once over the fence, head to the center of the mill. In the center, you should find a ladder. Upstairs is Gertrude's cat. Try and pick the cat up, but it will just scratch you (the scratch won't inflict any damage though).

Gertrude's cat... she seems angry!

Bucket of milkYou will then learn that the cat is thirsty, so use a bucket of milk with it. After feeding it some milk, try and pick it up again but it will still scratch you. You will then find out that it is hungry. So head back to Gertrude's house, and behind her house you should find some Doogle Leaves on the floor. Use the Doogle Leaves on a Raw Sardine, and you will get a Seasoned Sardine. Head back to the Lumber Mill, and use the Seasoned Sardine with Gertrude's Cat. Now try to pick it up, but it is afraid to leave, because it's Kitten is missing.

Fluffs seems afraid to leave.

Now, head down the ladder and begin searching the crates. In one of the crates you will find Fluff's Kitten. The kitten is in one of the crates that in the top left corner of the screen, has 'Search' in yellow rather then the normal cyan color. After finding the kitten, head back up the ladder and use the kitten with Gertrude's cat. Both cats will then run off home. Return to Gertrude for your reward.

Congratulations! Quest Complete.

Congratulations! You have completed the Gertrude's Cat Quest!


  • 1 Quest Point
  • A Kitten! 1,525 Cooking experience. A Chocolate Cake and a Bowl of Stew. The ability to raise cats. See the Cat Care guide for more information.



If your kitten/cat runs away, or becomes an Overgrown Cat, you can buy another kitten of Gertrude for the cheap price of 100gp. Be warned, when buying a new kitten you won't be able to choose what color it is. But if you wear the Ring of Charos(a) when purchasing a new kitten, you'll get the option to choose your color.

Pick a kitten

If your kitten/cat manages to catch 100 mice, you can claim a special reward. Head to Gertrude, and tell her your cat has caught 100 mice. For a reward, she'll give you a special Cat Training Medal that can be worn in the necklace spot. It doesn't give any bonuses, or effects. It's mainly just for show. This is also a medium-level Varrock Task. The best places to catch mice are in Varrock Sewers and Evil Dave's Basement in Edgeville (must have started the Evil Dave part of Recipe for Disaster).

Cat training medal

Fast Quest Walkthrough

  1. [^] Talk to Gertrude and accept the quest.
  2. [^] Talk to either Wilough or Shilop in Varrock square, ask if they have seen Fluffs.
  3. [^] Pay 100gp to find out Fluffs' location.
  4. [^] Head to the Sawmill, find Gertrude's cat.
  5. [^] Try to pick the cat up, then feed it a Bucket of Milk.
  6. [^] Try to pick the cat up again, feed it a Seasoned Sardine.
  7. [^] Try to pick the cat up again.
  8. [^] Find the kitten located in a crate in the lumberyard.
  9. [^] Use the kitten with Fluffs.
  10. [^] Return to Gertrude.
  11. [^] Quest complete!

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Published on: November 22, 2007 02:45 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: January 11, 2014 02:50 AM UTC by Sobend