Many cats cross into the Emerald Dream on a regular basis. While their bodies sleep, their twitching paws and quivering whiskers signify they are quite active once they cross between planes.(S&L 147) Cats prefer to sneak up on their prey. The common houscat can climb, jump, and even balance well. They are able to hide well in areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth. They are often found on temperate plains. Many are either domesticated or solitary.(MGWS 7)
This cat is a rare sight for members of the Horde, due to the difficulty of obtaining one. One would have to buy it from an Alliance member on the neutral Auction House, and can often sell even for amazingly high 1000, despite its low purchase cost.
Black Tabby is a rare pet for Alliance players since Dalaran mobs are friendly to the Alliance and cannot be attacked. Also, the Dalaran Spellscribe herself is a rare mob.
Prior to Patch 1.6, this cat was known as the Maine Coon, but this was changed because the game's Profanity Filter censored the word "coon" for also being a derogatory term for people of African descent.