I don’t think Gidget understands that me putting her on a leash and going out with her are actually preconditions to her being allowed outside, and not just me letting her out but then deciding to tag along because I’m a dweeby human who can’t think of anything better to do than cramp her style.

Or maybe she does understand, and she’s just pretending not to in the hope that I’ll give up and let her out to roam like she could before. Cats are pretty cunning, after all 🤔