And you must bow down to them.
I don't have any 2-legged children so my three (yes three!) 4-legged babies rule my house - Eva & Sadie (pups) and Teton (kitty). And because we live an a small 1,000-ish square foot Uptown townhouse, they literally take over everything. They should all wear crowns...just because. Hey, what can I say? I'm a sucker for those cute furry faces. :)
*Sadly, Little Kitty, the tortoiseshell on the left, gained her angel wings in April 2015.