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Thread: How Are We Supposed to Get The Tree Decorated????

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    How Are We Supposed to Get The Tree Decorated????

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    Secure the tree top with clear fishing line to a doorway if possible. We used to do that for a former Christmas tree climber. Cat is so cute, do you really need anything else?

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    Wait, don't you have a few other orangies to decorate with? I'm not sure it's complete with only *one* orange cat on there.
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    She called first dibs on the tree!

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    Yes, we have 2 more orange babies but one listens when I say NO and the other one is too old to care

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    My sister-in-law used to put her tree in the playpen to keep (lots of)cats and (4 36 months apart) kids away from it. Are playpens even still around? It's been a long time since my family needed a playpen.

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    Aren't cats fun????

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    I actually screwed a cup hook (or an o-ring screw) near the ceiling in my house and tied the tree to it for a couple years when I had kitties in the house.

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    Carefully!
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    A very sweet, cute problem to have. Your kitty is adorable!

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    A very cute cat, I suppose you will see her in the tree a lot and often.
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    If only she would perch on the top . WHat an adorable ornament!

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    We will be dealing with the same thing on Sunday when we put our tree up. Our 3 year old Oliver is a rascal cat.... I’ll let you know.
    Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.

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    With a face like that on the tree, what other ornaments could you need?
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    Please!!!! Don't give my orange girl any more ideas for mischief, she has enough of her own. She was mad 'cause the new robot vac wouldn't play with her after a gentle pat to the brushes & another to the blinking light produced zero action. She then gave a huge swat & as luck would have it- she hit the on button! Mission accomplished!
    Still a precious ornament for your holiday
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    Tie the tree upright, but put packages or even empty boxes under the tree right away. My cats never disturbed the tree because of the barricades underneath. They just snuggled up to them below. Watch that your tree skirt isn't too comfortable, though.

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    We gave up on trying to have a Christmas tree after one of the cats climbed in and pulled the whole thing over. In the middle of the night, you can imagine that it woke us up for sure. Went out to the front room, and there the cat sat, just cleaning up his whiskers, looked at us as if to say "What?"

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    Needs more orange, good luck with that!
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    We had a white cat that loved to climb our tree each year. If she wasn't in the tree she was pushing Baby Jesus and such out of the manger to sleep there. Yes, we has a bigger than usual nativity set.

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    Cats are so adorable and entertaining.

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    We always put the tree in front of a window. Most people do. Windows usually have curtains. Curtains have curtain rods. When the children were little, there was always a wire from the tree to the curtain rod. Well, there was one after we found out that it was needed, LOL.
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    When my boys were young, the bottom layer of ornaments were designated 'cat friendly'--as in we didn't mind if they got knocked off and played with. When we went to an artificial tree, Mortimer and Flash stopped trying to climb it but Chester, my avatar still found a spot to snooze and spy.

    What a beautiful orange tabby!
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    Great cat! Mr. Peach is orange too but he just likes to sleep under the tree. When he was a kitten the ornaments were at risk of being batted across the room but at 11 he has given that part up. Merry Christmas and I hope you still have a standing tree.
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    We have a hook in the ceiling and use clear fishing line to attach. Also, we do not put ornaments on the bottom branches (other than a couple fabric kitty toys). Years ago, my cousin and I spent HOURS putting tinsel on our huge tree strand by strand. In the middle of the night we heard the tree topple - THE CAT! I have never put tinsel on a tree since and have made our trees as kitty-proof as possible. And, I also used the playpen trick, but it was more to keep the little babies out of the tree and the packages!

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    She looks pretty comfy to me!! I think she is staying

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