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Old 11-05-2007, 12:35 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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What is the best way to keep your cat away from the christmas tree.Last year my cat tore up 2 trees,she would climb in the tree and knock the ornements off,I really want to keep my tree up this year and keep it looking good,what can I do?
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Funny store of no help to you:

Years ago, I returned home to live with my parents until I got on my feet. I had three cats and my Dad had a cat. One of my cats HATED his cat and they faught often.

There was ONE thing they were unified in, the total and complete distruction of the Christmas tree.

My Mom and Dad got up before I did and went down to find them ALL FOUR in the living room, the tree was down and they had chased the Christmas bulbs until they ran into a peice of furniture or the wall and they broke.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Oh I hope there is a good answer here, my cars climb the tree, even as I put it together...boogers!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Don't get a tree?
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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We have anchored trees to the wall. Some fishing line and an eye bolt work well for this. Mine have never bothered the ornaments, so I can't offer much help for that.

Funny, my dog is terrified of the Christmas tree. She looks at me like "What is that thing doing in the house?" Last year she came with us when we got the tree, and we let her "help" us bring it in. Less terror, but still mistrustful of it. Always shooing the cat away from it "Get away from that thing!".
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Our previous cat (RIP), in the three Christmases that I knew him before his demise, only ever knocked off one ornament. We came back from a weekend away and one small ball was in the hallway.

The second Christmas, we were so hoping he wouldn't be afraid of our new train. Instead, he chased it but didn't knock it off the track or bother the houses, etc.

Now we have two new cats. Last Christmas they were still housed in the finished basement, but now they have the run of the house. I kinda have the same fears, because they'll bat and chase anything. I may just start out with nonbreakable ornaments, to see what happens, and move on from there. I have no qualms about putting them in the finished basement at night for a few weeks.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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My cat hates fake Christmas trees...have you always had a real one?
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Originally Posted by goldpolkadots View Post
My cat hates fake Christmas trees...have you always had a real one?
Funny, my cat is out in the carport wallowing on a fake tree right now. Must feel good to scratch on. I use the fake one outside.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The Cats I have now, tend to sleep under it, I find them nestled in like they think they are Christmas presents.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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We gave up on trees......our very phat Siamese love to destroy them.....
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