Kudos to you for trying it on for size! It's hard to trust the voice of others when you don't want to fail and don't want to harm another creature in your attempts to learn. In the end, the best learned lessons are those that one applies and you did it...and now you can maybe trust yourself to try other things of that nature.
Like folks who have small house dogs and swear that it is just too cold for these little dogs to live outdoors...but many small breeds were bred for hunting and were often housed outdoors back in the day. They will grow the appropriate fur coat to tolerate their environment most times if left alone to do so...my sister finally learned this about Boston Terriers. She always imagined their thin fur coat could not tolerate outdoor living until it was necessary for hers to live outdoors and found they thrived in their natural setting and didn't seem to mind the cold at all, and were happy and healthier for the change.