I was always struggling with this tamer each week, but always managed to sneak by him with random counter pets. Nothing was quite fool-proof that I was finding, but after today's battling I found a 2 pet system that did the trick and thought I'd share it.
•Darkmoon Monkey (2,2,1)
•Imperial Eagle Chick (1,2,2)
•Turkey (2,2,1) (This 3rd pet can really be any flyer, I just like the idea of using a turkey)
One of the problems with this fight is that when Socks dies, he increases the damage done to your team for the next 9 rounds which makes it much harder to get through the fight. This strat kills him last.
• Darkmoon Monkey
-Rake, Clobber, Banana Barrage, Rake, -pass-, Banana Barrage (Monte dead)
-Rake, Clobber, Banana Barrage, Rake, Banana Barrage
• swap to Eagle Chick before your monkey dies and Rikki heals with Bloodfang
-Slicing Wind 'til Rikki dies
-Lift-Off, Slicing Wind 'til your Chick dies vs. Socks
• Bring in Darkmoon Monkey
-Clobber, Banana Barrage, Rake
• Turkey's just for show (or a backup hit if things go south)
I'd also like to put a plug in for my pet blog at petcharge-dot-wordpress-dot-com.
I love keeping the conversation here in the warcraftpets forums because there's a great community here, but I found myself wanting a better way to search through tamer strats so I made that blog with pets and tamers all tagged individually.