That's not the first question my cat made me ask on Pets.SE. One of them being this one 2 years ago. I couldn't convince my stepmother as, for her, it's either the cat in the house, either her in the house. Today we had another argument because she asks me to systematically wash my hands after I pet my cat. Since years, not only because of the general pandemic context.
I profoundly think she's wrong and that's ridiculous. Washing my hands when they are dirty would be better and not each time I pet my cat. That's what I think but maybe I'm wrong. I've search online and some people say you should but most of the time, people also say it is not right and can even be harmful if your hands are washed too often.
Am I right? And if so what should I do? My current solution is to wash my hands when I know she could be around and detect it. Be sometimes I forget and then she becomes really mad. Today's argument became very tough. I feel this is not truly my house anymore, after it's nearly not my cat's.