After Coraline's parents go missing she decides that she has to go through the door to get to the other mother's home to find them. As she's headed to the door the black cat follows her, and Coraline assumes that he wants to go with her. Coraline, very afraid, but determined, goes through the door. She has a small conversation with the black cat about bravery and what it means to her. She tells the cat a story about how her father was brave when they were attacked by bees. They also have a brief conversation about how the black cat doesn't have a name and how he thinks names are useless.They finally make it to the other side. When Coraline makes it to the other side, she's greeted with the sight of the other mother, waiting for her. The black cat, knowing the other mother hates him, quickly runs somewhere to hide.