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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Do you make silly, empty threats to your cats?

This is sort of in response to the thread about "do you tell your cats how happy they make you". It made me giggle, because in addition to the millions of times a day I kiss them, hug them, tell them how awesome they are, I also give plenty of silly, and obviously empty threats, especially to one of my cats, Stephano, who is particularly naughty. For instance, I will ask him, at least 10 times a day, "do you want mommy to give you a spanking?" Or "mommy is going to beat you". Or, another one of my favorites "I'm going to go put you back in the woods", which is where I found him. Of course, I always say these things in light, funny way, never yelling, because we all no how sensitive cats are. Stephano gets his feelings hurt very, very easily, so we never yell at him, and of course, I would never spank them either.....but I sure threaten it a lot. Just wondered if anyone else made these empty threats, or I'm just nuts!
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Lol, we do threaten ours as well. We have a lot of coyotes around where we live, so a favorite threat of ours is telling them we are going to feed them to the coyotes if they don't stop xyz. In fact, when I call them for mealtimes, my husband refers to it as 'fattening them up for the coyotes'.
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If I have to give them meds, syringe feed, or clip their nails and they wiggle excessively I threaten with "I'm gonna wrap you up like a burrito!" . It's not exactly an empty threat but it usually works.

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When Shelly gets under my feet, I tell her "one of these days you're going to get stepped on."

Which actually is no joke. I have accidentally stepped on her, including one time when she ran up behind me, trying to get ahead of me because I had Da Bird in my hand, and I was walking out of her room into the living room, where there is more space for her to run around.
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"somebodies after a pink bottom!"
"you're headed for a smack bottom, mister!!!"
"do you WANT me to get the broom?"
"that's it, I shall now thrash you about the head and neck!"
"Let the beatings begin!"
"don't you make me get the hose!"

To which I always get a MWARRR{Book and Neelix) or slowblinks(MowMow)...

Eta: And if they are yelling at me a lot I tell them that we can always go back to the pound and look for a better mommy.
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Don't make me sell you to the gypsies,...
Usually uttered at 5 am when someone is kneading all over me desperately meowing
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Don't make me sell you to the gypsies,...
LOL - or the rag man, the Indians, etc.
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My SO regularly threatens to make them into mittens, slippers, a hat ect.

Except Muffin who would be made into Muff-icins (Moccasins )

Mostly I just say "Do you want to go to the naughty box?!" or tell them how bad they're being...followed by corporal cuddles. Sometimes cat yodeling XD
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Whenever mine are begging to be let outside, I tell them that there's a zombie apocalypse happening, and feral zombie cats outside would attack them and eat their cute kitty brains.

Of course, they never believe me.

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