I think they see us as 'family.' They know we're different from them. They probably think we not only smarter and somewhat magical - can produce food without having to hunt for it, but also think us rather silly and inane in imaginary concerns. 'What are they after?' 'What drives them to do things like go out in the rain or the hot sun?' They probably feel we'e incomprehensible but, neverytheless, they (we humans) are family so we've got to at least tolerate them...maybe even love them despite their silly ways.