I had a really messed up dream this morning that I wish I never had it. At first I tried to be grateful that the dream cleared up some of my emotions of how I felt about Beau's passing, but the reality is that the dream was just messed up and the images in it are burned into my head. I lucid dream regularly and I often feel like I can disappear into my dreams because of … [Read more...] about Continual Grieving for My Cat Beau – Part 2 – Nightmares
I'm still finding it extremely difficult to let go of my grief for Beau and it seems like in recent days it's become more difficult than ever. I don't want to litter my blog with "poor me" stories and continual attention seeking, but I'm finding it difficult to cope most nights and the amount of disassociation I've been feeling with my body and life has been a bit … [Read more...] about Continual Grieving for My Cat Beau – Part 1
I'm going to precursor this post by saying, there's going to be bouts of sadness inside of it as this is our first Christmas that we experience without Beau. Admittedly, things feel extremely different for us without Beau and the grief process has been long and difficult, often leading my husband and I to burst into tears throughout the day. The oddest part about the grief … [Read more...] about Meet Our Newest Cat Aramis
I'm still in shock with the events that took place yesterday and the extremely difficult experience of having to say goodbye to my best friend this morning. I'm going to precursor this post by saying, I don't know if any of it is going to make sense or be cohesive, but I'm truly not in the best headspace as I grieve the best gift that was given to me. Beau truly … [Read more...] about Grieving a Cat (Saying Goodbye to Beau)
I've always been aware that my cats' behaviour continuously changes throughout the years and at first I was afraid that I would always have difficulty bonding with our youngest cat, Kalista. Kalista is the third cat in my immediate life, but similar to Walker, our personalities didn't really fit each other at first. Kalista was always a scardy cat who didn't … [Read more...] about Kalista, Our Cat, Always Wants to Sleep Hugging Me
When I was growing up I was taught that you should have a maximum of 3 eggs a week. If you ate more than 3 eggs a week you would be at risk of high cholesterol and that was a definite "must-avoid" in our family. As I grew older and learned more about diet and nutrition, I learned that this "egg fact" was in fact false. Now, it's not to say that my parents were liars, … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Eggs? Are Eggs Safe for Cats to Eat?
Growing up there were a lot of "cat facts" thrown around that had little merit, though they always had some sliver of truth. One of the most notorious examples of a "cat fact" is that "cats are all female and dogs are male." While this "cat fact" is clearly not true, in many languages dog uses a masculine article and cat uses a feminine, which I'm certain is where my confusion … [Read more...] about Can Cats See in the Dark? Understanding Cat Eyes
When I was growing up, we didn't have any pets. My mom wasn't a fan of the mess pets made, and my dad insisted that even though pets are lovely, they will inevitably hurt you by biting or scratching you. Years later, my whole nuclear family has pets. It's a bit shocking, but it's a true testament to how much animals can and influence your life for the better. The reason … [Read more...] about Do Cats Like to Be Kissed? How to Show Affection to Your Cat
Hello everyone! I'm hoping you all had a brilliant start to your new year and that you're either settled in or almost settled into your routines and schedules. I know things have been a bit of a hurricane in the Pets Overload family, which explains the lack of posts, but since I have today off I thought I would give you a proper fill-in on our lives. As some of you … [Read more...] about Taking Both Cats to the Vet & Update on Beau’s PU Surgery 2 Years Later
When it came to selecting a cat food for our little ones, we went through dozen upon dozens of ingredient lists to make sure that we were feeding our cats food that was considered safe and suitable for them. Along the way, we learned about fillers like rice, wheat-related products, soy and a filler that became extremely popular after I became a pet parent, sweet potato. In … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Sweet Potato? How About in Kibble?