This is an easy one because I've been through it with a neighbor of ours. As hurtful as it is, there are always going to be people who will judge us without knowing us. You just have to remember that the ONLY people who matter are those that know you, and care about you. The others, like rgw, said earlier today, can all go fly a kite!
WWYD if a doggie gets hit in front of your house, and you don't recognize him/her?