my dogs and cat are definitely a member of the family. Due to sensitivity, I find myself buying a better dog food. And my cat loves Goodlife Recipe catfood. I tried getting a cheaper brand and he wouldn't eat it, so of course I had to go back to Goodlife.
They are basically happy furry friends. The only time two of the dogs would rather not be happy is bath time. I win every time but they wear me out and that probably makes them happy--somehow they think they won. They didn't want to get wet and soaped in the first place. And they know they will get a treat afterwards.