So, I had spent the day duo'ing Kel and my (not-so-)baby worgen hunter Maxwill through a couple dungeons. Max finally hit level 40, so I took a break to train him and get his couple pieces of mail armor out, then had a little RP time with him. I managed to get Kel's achievements for the elders of Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor done at the same time. By then it was getting late, so I decided to see about maybe one more dungeon before bed. As I was about to start Kel heading to Western Plaguelands, to take Max through the last part of Scarlet Monastery (Cathedral), I randomly decided to run over to Twilight Highlands first, to give Sambas's spawn points a quick check.
I did my usual route, heading straight north to the spot on the ridge, then circling south. First spot, nothing. Heading to the next place by Thundermar, spamming my targeting macro, Sambas suddenly popped up. I just about had a heart attack as I found his position, landed, dropped my trap and hit the tame button. Then realized I had forgotten to use one of my haste pots, doh! That was the longest tame I have ever done, but nothing went wrong and after the flash went away, there he was standing beside me.
In celebration, I took him to Tol Barad to do my dailies, and then hunted crocs for leather until I was almost falling asleep. I love him to death already, though he won't be replacing Sabre as #1 cat for Kel.
I am so happy you have no idea. I was beginning to think finding Sambas would be another long, long nightmare of not seeing even a whisker in the wild, while seeing almost every other hunter on the server find him, similar to what I went through to find Loq. I am so glad I was wrong. Now the only reason for Kel to be in the Highlands is when she needs dragonscales for her leatherworking, and perhaps look around for Karoma once in a while.
And now I really should go get some sleep before work. /Waves