I've lived with cats since I was a child and I've often wondered what cats think of us humans. Being that it's been a rainy lazy Sunday, I was doing a little googling about the relationship between cats and humans and came across this interesting article.
According to biologist Dr. John Bradshaw cats see us as a larger non-hostile cat. As for cats’ attitudes toward their owners, Dr. Bradshaw thinks they regard them not as kittens but as a combination of mother-substitutes and larger, non-hostile cats.
I like the idea that cats see as as another cat. I think Derek can confirm that my cats treat me as a "mother-substitute" so it's only fair that I refer to them as my fur children.