Have you ever had farm animals and if so, were they more pets or production animals (e.g. did you use your nubian goat for milk or as a lawn ornament)? I'm including horses, pigs, cattle, and sheep here.
I grew up on a Farm and we had lots of cattle and even more hogs and they were never considered pets. Even the calf we had to raise cause the mother died was sold off. We had cats that were friendly on the farm but they were for keeping the mice down. Every animal had a purpose on the farm.