Friendship between humans and animals?
"I know this is going to seem strange but I have been contemplating on the relationship between humans and animals (just saw life of Pi which stimulated these thoughts) can people share a friendship with a animal? For example does my pet dog feel any feeling towards me? If I were to die or be in pain would it be sad? Does my dog understand that I care for it? Do we share, on some level a friendship?
Or does my dog simply see me as somone who gives her food and comfort?
Any thoughts would be great, this is really jus a question for discussion and speculation thanks!"