Dog Owner: The dog needs some exercise, I’m going to take him for a walk on the leash.
Response: Ok, great. See you later!
Cat Owner: The cat needs some exercise, I’m going to take him for a walk on the leash.
Response: WHAT?!?!? That’s crazy! People will think you’re crazy!
See the difference? Now I’m not normally a crusader for pet rights, or any rights for that matter, but like banning gay marriage or matching your purse with your shoes every time you leave the house, this seems a pointless concession to the insecurities of society. Admit it, the only reason you wouldn’t walk your cat is because other people will think you’re weird. You think it’s weird. But it really isn’t. It’s not like I’m asking you to put costumes or sweater vests on them.