It is kinda neat... but when I am up and around doing house chores, being on the computer, playing a little bit with them, etc my kitty cat buddies seem much happier and active. Nature is so neat. I do know nature can be brutal in the survival game but nature does not build buildings so high people can jump to their deaths, make biological weapons, or like China feeding the clouds the devastated the gulf coast and so on.
My ex-wife a socially made monster used say she wanted a big chunk of land with farm animals, garden crop, and just be floating out in space somewhere--somewhere away from the world of people. I kind of have empathy for her on that now.