Sometimes it’s hard being a cat person in a world of dogs.
Oh, the energy and the constant need for attention! I don’t know about you, but I get overwhelmed when anything runs up to me, kisses me without permission, or needs me to take it for walks.
Maybe that’s why I’ve been single for almost five years, too.
I grew up with cats and was an only child to a single parent- the perfect recipe for introversion. I read books, I drew pictures, and I hung outside with the ducks. Independent and mild mannered, I was a child who felt like an old lady compared to my peers. Kids my age, puppies, and dogs in general overwhelmed me. I wasn’t equipped to handle their energy.
As an adult, not much has changed.
This is what “dog people” don’t seem to understand. I’m not lonely- I am just preserving my energy.
There’s a time and a place for social interaction, and it’s important to know the difference between being alone and being lonely.
I’m proud of my independence- and I’m grateful I am able to sit with self. Not everyone understands the demeanor or the needs of a cat, and that’s okay- I’m on my own journey.