Not at all venus, I think many people just are not into having pets, and its better they declare this and have none, rather than having an unwanted pet. John's Grandmother, who was a great dog lover and showed dogs, use to say " When you buy life, you also buy death", and since our pets have shorter lifespans, it is a part of it. Some pets have very long lifespans and some short, like our beloved Rottweilers, gentle giants. You have to remember the good things, like when my wife wanted the horse she always dreamed of, so we bought her an Appoloosa mare. Little did we know, that the previous owner, put her in a corral with a stallion he was about to geld, and we ended up with a Mare in foal. Her colt was born in our back yard, and looked like a newborn fawn with a freckeled rump. She live to be 27 and the colt to 21 until we lost them. But the great memories we had with them outweigh that.
The kitten rescue organization we joined goes to the lengths to only adopt to homes that are inspected, to be sure cats are indoor cats only. Personally I think it may be too extreme, but the points are raised about the many perils of cats roaming. They check if they are in high risk areas, like victims of coyotes, etc. Dogs generally are in fenced yards, but most of the rescue groups do home checks.
Having pets takes a special kind of committment, and its not for everyone. But the rewards are great, that no matter how bad you think you life is on some days, that faithful dog or cat, loves you just the same. Somehow they can just make everything better when they look at you with nothing but love in their eyes.
AS I said the best way to honor your cat, when you are ready is to give another a home for life.