I love cats. But listen.
A couple summers ago, my cat sprained a leg and had to wear a day-glow green cast for ten days and be kept indoors. This was to her, a former feral kitten and life-long indoor-outdoor cat, completely unacceptable. But as I said to her, as she stump-walked angrily around the house: “If you were a dog, you would be sad, and pathetic, and I could sympathize.
“But you are a cat. And so it is hilarious.”