I was watching one of the videos over on Project Lore by Dr. Dorkin regarding the achievement for companion pets. As I've been doing this on a couple of characters, I was reading the comments and had to laugh as one person mentioned the cat lady, Donni Anthania in Elwynn Forest and the fact she was holding a bloody cleaver.
I hadn't noticed so had to go check it out to see if it was true . . . she is!!! OMG!!
The mystery is why. Is it to protect them from the Defias thugs in the area or something more nefarious . . . hmmm