little rant: am I weird for walking my cat?
I usually dont like to rant, but i feel a quite bothered about this minor issue.
I was wondering what you all think.
I have a dear cat named Mocha who just looooves the outdoors because she loves to hunt/stalk lizards, squirrels, etc. As someone who used to own outdoor-indoor cats, Mocha is my first ever indoor cat as I know she isnt the type to survive outdoors. I feel so bad just letting her stay indoors, that I allow her outdoors AND follow wherever she goes. No leash. Just her walking. For the most part, she is so very well-behaved, and doesnt run fast unless she spots a critter few feet away (which she basically stalks so i still keep up with her). I walk her just about few feet away from my home....never even beyond 1 house away from me. She leads (with lots of stops here and there), I follow.
Anyway, to keep the long story short, I heard from a neighbor that i've been talked about in the neighborhood. A new neighbor who just moved in called me the 'girl who walks her cat in her pajamas' and 'weird'. Exact words. Mind you i wear scrubs, not pj's. grrr Also this new neighbor hasnt introduced herself to me since she moved over 2 weeks ago....maybe because I am 'weird'. It was another neighbor who finally introduced me to her today.....
Anyway...I feel quite offended being the introvert I am. Sorry for the long rant. What do you think? Would you think the same, too? Or am I overthinking it?