Does Your Cat Climb The Christmas Tree? Here’s A Solution
Thanksgiving is now in our rearview mirrors, and as we look forward to Christmas, odds are you may be thinking about putting up your tree.
OK, you can stop laughing. No, really.
I know, I know, for many of us, Christmas trees are simply huge cat toys. As I’ve learned in the last few days, it’s CG’s most favorite toy in the world. No kidding — he’s been acting very kitten-ish around it. It’s bizarre and adorable. But did I mention I don’t want him electrocuting himself or tipping it over?
Seems I’m not the only one living with this predicament, and fortunately for the rest of us, Patty has found a solution that may help with some of that. Here’s her story:
“I don’t know if any of your other readers have problems with their kitties and their Christmas trees being toppled over, but Spaz has a thing about the tree, and he tries to climb it. It is bad enough for a normal cat to try to climb the tree, but I would come home and find the tree laying on its side at least once a week. I have found a solution for the problem and I have not had the problem since.
You know the outside glass tables with the shade umbrella that the pole goes through the center of the table and into a cement disc stand? The cement base for the shade umbrella is the perfect size for an artificial tree. It keeps the tree standing with all of Spaz’s attempts to climb it. This also works great for normal cats as well. I have found a lot more joy in the Christmas season being able to have a tree and to keep my tree and decorations intact and standing.
I was so afraid that I would find Spaz pined under the fallen tree and injured in some way that I didn’t put one up for a couple years. I was on a mission to make it work for me and my cat, I got a brainstorm when I noticed the stand for my shade umbrella sitting under the glass table. I have been using this technique ever since.”
Thanks for sharing, Patty! Other readers, do you have other tips and tricks when it comes to cat-proofing your Christmas? Please share in the comments!