Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider’s newest column on bands with pets, discovering who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We caught up with guitarist Nicolas Pierre Boudreau of Omnivide, the group’s latest album, A Tale of Fire, arrived on March 22nd (order here). Boudreau discussed finding his cat Ziltoid at a Devin Townsend concert.

Tell us more about your pet(s) and their names?

I have a cat named Ziltoid! I found him during the Animals As Leaders/Devin Townsend show at Club Soda in Montreal.

Have you ever taken your pet on tour?

If we ever get luxurious tours it would be fun to have our pets with us but I doubt we will be doing that anytime soon!

Who looks after your pet while on the road?

Friends or family.

What’s your pet’s favorite song or album?

His favorite album is Devin Townsend, Ziltoid The Omniscient.

How did you introduce your pet to metal?

My cat tends to sit behind me on the same chair while I’m playing guitar. He’s been doing it since he was a kitten, he can even sleep when there’s metal blasting in the house.

What animal charity means most to you?

All of them!