Re: How do cats see their owners?
The very best analogy I've heard to understanding how your cat sees you is the relationship between young kittens and their cat mother.
the mother provides milk, grooming, warmth, affection, protection, discipline, the kittens come to her, but she may move them around.
so the human care giver has assumed this roll, but the cat sees you as it's mother far beyond it's kitten years, throughout it's adult life.
in the wild, cats mature to be much more independent of their mother and each other, however domestic cats have been selectively bred
over the centuries not only for their looks and structure, but for this submissive "kitten-like" personality toward their human keepers.
the more you see your cat along this analogy, the easier it will become
to not only understand your cat, but do a better job managing their care.