You can say horrible, horrible things to animals as long as you do it in a cute voice.
"Who's a giant pain in the butt? Is it you? Yes, you are! You can shut right up with your whining, because you are a fat obnoxious kitty who is not going to get fed. Yes, and if you don't get out from under my feet, I'm going to sell you to the gypsies to be made into a hat. I am indifferent to your problems; oh, yes, I am!"
Just try doing that to your loved ones.
Alex senses that his human slave is mocking him, and plans to retaliate by barfing up a hairball on her pillow.