I have started telling Bonnie she is a "good boy" because that is what I tell Shadow and Shamrock. She doesn't know she is good girl and not good boy. lol She responds to it.

Cheryl
Trapped like rats. In a chia-pet.
MIB II
I have started telling Bonnie she is a "good boy" because that is what I tell Shadow and Shamrock. She doesn't know she is good girl and not good boy. lol She responds to it.

I usually tell Otto he's a bad boy. Most of the times, I say it in a nice voice. So when I start cooing at him: "You're a bad boy! Yes you are!", he lifts up his front right paw and starts leaning against things. It's his indication that he's very happy. When he actually does do something bad and I use my mad voice, he knows he's done wrong. So even though the words are the same, the voice is different, and he knows.
Liz
I have started telling Bonnie she is a "good boy" because that iswhat I tell Shadow and Shamrock. She doesn't know she is good girl and notgood boy. lol She responds to it. Cheryl

LOL I do the opposite , I tell Dibby the dog he is a good girl. My last dog was a girl and all the rest of my pets are girls. As he doesn't have his full set of meat and veg , I think he counts as an honoury girl -:))
Alison
I have started telling Bonnie she is a "good boy" because that is what I tell Shadow and Shamrock. She doesn't know she is good girl and not good boy. lol She responds to it.

I have special "good" phrases, one for each cat. That way they know it's "their" special sound. Benjie is a "good boy." Sebbie is a "nice little guy." Caley is a "sweet girlie."
Priscilla
When he actually does do something bad and I use my mad voice, he knows he's done wrong.

Wow. Can I have your cat? Wendell just sort of stares at me when I use my mad voice. He's like, "Can you stop yelling at me so I can get back to what I was doing?"
Carli
"That's not a bee. That's a bear in a bee costume."
When he actually does do something bad and I use my mad voice, he knows he's done wrong.

Wow. Can I have your cat? Wendell just sort of stares at me when I use my mad
voice. He's like, "Can you stop yelling at me so I can get back to what I was
doing?"
Carli
LOL sounds like my Boots. He does occasionally respond when I tell him to get down or tell him "no" but only if he's not really all that interested in what he was doing anyway.
mumble mumble getting too old to deal with a kitten mumble mumble. lol
When he actually does do something bad and I use my mad voice, he knows he's done wrong.

Wow. Can I have your cat? Wendell just sort of stares at me when I use mymad voice. He's like, "Can you stop yelling at me so I can get back to what Iwas doing?"

The fun y thing is, when he's doing something he's not supposed to he KNOWS it. So as soon as he hears me coming, even before I say anything, he stops and runs away. Usually he's in the kitchen sink, pushing through the dishes if I haven't done them yet. When I get up, he jumps down and races to the cat castle in the living room and waits for me to rub his belly. When I do have to really yell, when he's pouncing on poor little Tiger (almost 14) and she's pinned down crying, he looks really mad at me when he finally lets go. But most of the time he's doing something "bad", it's nothing serious and he actually expects a belly rub as a reward. And I give it to him, of course.
Liz
The fun y thing is, when he's doing something he's not supposed to he KNOWS it.

Not even that with Wendell. I'll push him away from something and he'll be right back in a second, unless he gets distracted by something more interesting. He has me perfectly trained, though. When I'm at the computer, he "yells" at me and, me being more compliant when being yelled out, immediately go over and rub his belly. (As soon as he gets my attention, he's on his back, on my bed, ready for his massage.)
Remind me again why I bother having a cat?
Oh, right, I'm lonely, and he's adorable.
Carli
"That's not a bee. That's a bear in a bee costume."