It goes something like this:
Fat Cat sees shiny metal with handle or hears a ding against a dish.
Fat Cat comes running.
Fat Cat begins a noise that can only be described as a feline in a blender. "Merrrrrooooowwwweeeeowwwwww!!!!"
This shrill horrible sound continues until I bend down with the utensil & allow him to sniff whatever may or may not be on it.
Fat Cat walks away either satisfied that he is in the know on what I am doing or disgusted that there was nothing for him to taste.
The other night I was mixing carpet cleaner--baking soda & essential oils. The sound of the metal fork against the glass bowl was just too much for him. That
I was not in the mood to be nice, so I kinda sorta just told him to stop being a nuisance.
"Stop being an idiot!!" are actually the exact words I used. You can guess at the tone & volume of my voice. From the other room I heard, "Yes, dear?"