Belden, Wilanne Schneider: "The Gate of the Kittens" - Yes, the title is a reference to Norton's novel _The Gate of the Cat_; this is a Witch World story, although not directly related to the novel.
Bell, Clare "The Damcat": The writing style here reminds me of Lilian Jackson Braun's 'oral history' stories, without an interviewer. The elderly narrator worked on the Black Canyon dam project in 1934, along with a Hopituh and his wildcat, and has his reasons for saying that it can't be demolished.
Boyer, Elizabeth H. "Borrowing Trouble" - No relation to "Trouble" later in this volume; the human protagonist is a fire wizard's apprentice who gets a familiar to keep from being expelled as hopeless. The character's names are all Scandinavian, but there aren't many other Scandinavian overtones.
Cahoon, Blake "Day of Discovery" - Toys with the 'cats are aliens' theory (see Norton's _Star Ka'at_ for an example). The human characters are physicists who may answer the eternal question, how can a cat disappear in a small apartment?
Carr, Jayge "Wart" - Spacers' shipscats run the gamut from the Biotech shipscats in Lackey's SKitty stories, where they've been genetically modified for greater intelligence, to this story. Wart and his rival Grimalkin not only don't mindspeak each other or the humans aboard ship; Wart doesn't think in particularly sophisticated terms, although this story is told from his point of view.
Dunn, Marylois "Yellow Eyes": Cat and White Cat also appear in _Tales of the Witch World 1_ and Catfantastic 2's "Shado". White Cat, the female, acts as a familiar to the lady of the castle, while the macho Cat spends his time hunting, bossing the other cats and dogs around, and cadging food in the kitchens.