I have a cat who is pretty well behaved. I've had her for over 2 years now and I can count the number of times I've yelled at her on one hand. I had to do that tonight. There is a new plant upstairs, it's a big artificial tree in a pot with some fake twigs and grass or whatever around the base. It's behind a chair in the living room. My cat is fascinated by this tree and keeps jumping into the pot, and starts rooting around through the grass and "dirt". I keep shooing her out of there and she'll run away just long enough for me to go back to what I was doing, then get back into the pot. Finally, while I was in the middle of trying to eat dinner and watch the news, I saw her sneak back behind the chair and get into the pot again. So I stood up and I yelled at her "ERIN! I SAID GET _OUT_ OF THERE AND WHEN I SAY GET OUT, YOU _STAY_ OUT!" Since I never yell at her, she's of course not used to being yelled -at-. So sure enough a split second later the terrified kittycat goes running out from behind the chair and down the stairs to hide, with a look like "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" on her face. And of course I sat there for 10 minutes, feeling terribly guilty for no reason. I am such a pushover. She came back upstairs about 10 minutes later and sat on my lap and I apologized for yelling at her. But she hasn't gone for that plant again.