He likes to procrastinate with his quest and just playing around with mushroom or any cute things he sees. Sometimes, its all right to procrastinate a little bit, right? Sometimes it makes you value your life more, right? I mean, just wait a turn for now, you will got more value.
*It's pretty weak at first, but it can be so powerful against a control matchup that just cant kill you with power. The beast tag makes it synergize in hunter build, or beastmaster package. The 1/1 stats makes it easy to draw in paladin in case you want to create some shenanigan (imagine hand buffs paladin buffs this). And when you decide you dont need more cat, just drop all of them at once.
"Apparently, this giant octopus had just eaten that 30/30 Jade Golem."
(1) Either you would attack twice to get the most value from the weapon, then trigger the deathrattle effect when the weapon is destroyed, but lose the weapon forever. Beneficial in early game and for clearing minions/dealing damage. or (2) trigger its combo to destroy it, immediately triggering the deathrattle early, at the expense of not using the weapon, but it goes back to your hand for value :) Beneficial in late game.
Artwork modification of Darkshire Alchemist by Chris Seaman.