I can't see any pets in Stormwind anymore. Got also reports from other players. Do you experience the same?
Not sure about the individual phasing, one of these people was writing from a lvl 10 and Remte herself isn't far from Stormwind ATM
Perhaps there's something messed up after creation of Lion's Rest.
Or these rats and squirrels afraid of the demonic invasion. Or, actually, plotting for the Legion!