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Christmas Trees and Cats

I really want to have a real Christmas tree in our home at some point. I miss the smell of it and the pretty lights and ornaments. My Dad insists that it would be a really bad idea. He seems to think it would be a real disaster because of our cats. He thinks they would constantly get into it, possibly knocking it over. He said there would be pine needles everywhere. I admit that when we put up a little fake tree they did kind of get into it. Well, they mainly just laid under it. I have no idea why. Cats can be weird sometimes. They never really knocked it over or caused any real problem, though.

Has anyone ever had a Christmas tree with cats? If so, was it a mess?

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DWDavisRSL wrote on November 21, 2015, 2:48 PM

When our cats were still kittens not quite a year old, they climbed into our real tree and hid in the branches. We'd learned from experience with our Labs to weight the bottom of the tree down as they would try to sneak under it and drink the water. Since they had fresh water available in the kitchen, we never understood their fascination with the tree water. Since then, there hasn't been any problem with the cats in the Christmas Tree. We did stop buying real trees a few years ago when my cousin retired and let his tree farm go feral.

CoralLevang wrote on November 21, 2015, 2:53 PM

I have heard that this can be problematic, but since I am very allergic to cats, I cannot test the theories or the remedies to the problems.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:49 PM

As far as the mess I have never had it worse with or without cats when I had a live tree. But the cats did pull my fake one over one year. It was a cheap light one tho so that did not take much to do. The one I have now has been climbed in and stayed up.

Lillybell wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:11 PM

Lol I think they think that are "cat tress". I would probably just film and laugh at them if they climbed the tree. I don't know, I just like watching my animals have fun.

Lillybell wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:13 PM

Maybe the tree adds some earthy flavoring to the water lol. My Lilly likes to drink water out of rivers, pools and anywhere else she can. Dogs can be strange just like cats. I'm sure they think the same about us, though lol