Not as ridiculous as some here , but Charlie is sleeping on top of the cabinets, and I just had to get something out. His tail dropped down when I opened the cabinet, and I had to say please to him several times before I could close it.
When I'm walking from the kitchen to the TV room to feed my kitty, I tell her to, Lead the Way! Mostly because I love to watch her butt wiggle when she runs; it's too cute. Then I call after her, Wiggle that butt, wiggle that butt! Then I make her sit before I set her dish down.
If she were my employee, I would so be fired by now.
Sir Eats-A-Lot sometimes will flap his tail hard once or twice when he's sitting on my lap or on the sofa near my head (causing me to get flapped in the head). I'll threaten him verbally: "Don't you flap me," "I'm going to tie you to the doorknob by the tail," "I'm going to nail your tail to the floor," etc. Then he really starts to flap his tail like crazy! I wonder if he understands what I've been saying?
When I get home from work and say..You been a good boy today... as I look at a bathroom towel in the middle of the lounge room floor and folded Tee Shirts that were on the bed spread all over and toys scattered everywhere..nothing broken so he was a good boy..for today anyway.