My pets have always been important to me. I was socially awkward and an only child. Other than food, my closest relationships were with pets. My dog and cat were my best friends, my main sources of joy and comfort for many years. Early in my OA recovery, my pets gave me valuable insights into my eating behaviors. Although I was abstinent and refining my plan of eating, I killed my goldfish through overfeeding and watched my cat get fatter and develop diabetes. I overfed them to compensate for my own discomfort and food issues in early abstinence. I had to

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