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!