I thought I'd put this out there, just to see if anybody was in the same boat as me here. I do absolutely adore the game, but I'm a little underwhelmed by the animal interaction level. Theres no real engagement with them, you click them to get a heart, but other than that they just kind of mill about and you get products off them. I understand that many people probably weren't fussed about that kind of thing so it wouldn't have been expanded on much, but I remember when I was a kid playing harvest moon and there were things like brushes and petting for the farm animals, or you could train your animal and feed it in later games. I haven't found any use for the cat or dog yet, you can feel a bowl with water but they don't seem to react to it and their mood never changes, that was the main thing that kind of hit me. I know that this may just not be a majority issue as people focus on other areas more which I completely respect, but as someone who puts a majority of the focus onto animals not for money but just as its the most enjoyable aspect, I feel there could be more to do perhaps.