We live with three cats, Princess, Fluffy and Lulu. They are all three beautiful and playful though they live independent of each other. There is occasionally a hiss and a raised tail but for the most part they simply keep to them selves. Other than refilling their dishes and keeping the litter box clean they take care of themselves and yet they provide so much with their companionship.
It is a great honor to live with these animals. They bring life and coziness into our home. There is something that just feels really good when you see a cat curled up and sleeping on a nook of the couch. I have even read that it lowers your blood pressure when you are petting an animal. The animals that we have domesticated help us make a bridge to the natural world. They help bring us one step closer.