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Thread: A safe Christmas tree for cats.

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    A safe Christmas tree for cats.

    I made this hanging for my brother who has two cats that love to climb any tree he puts up. When he hosts Christmas he decorates the tree in the morning and takes it down after company leaves. I wanted him to have something to look at for a few weeks. I am sending it to him this week. The hanging is about 12 inches wide by 13 tall, the tree is made of 1 inch HST's. Sorry all the walls in our house are light, so it was hard to get a good picture.

    Thanks for looking.

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    I like your tree.

    This year I am no putting up tree. I think I will make a quilted tree for next year.

    I have always had cats. My solution is to put a eye hook in the ceiling and run fishing line from the tree to the hook. That takes care of the problem of tipping trees. Only non breakable ornaments on the lower branches helps too.
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    I really like your Tree! If it's a pattern, may I have the name of it?? Tinker

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    I really like your tree! If it is a pattern, may I have he name of it ?? Tinker I tried to post earlier. This may be a double post.

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    Looks really nice and he will appreciate it. I had a couple squirt bottles decorated and hung them when I had a couple cats. They left the tree alone because I had used them to squirt when they were not to be on counters and tables. I had stickers on them. The ones on the tree didn't need water in them. Just the presence of them on the tree was enough. Light enough for the branches to hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker View Post
    I really like your tree! If it is a pattern, may I have he name of it ?? Tinker I tried to post earlier. This may be a double post.
    This is something that I did with my glass program, I can send you a print out and explain what I did if you PM me. Its not really hard, just a lot of small pieces.

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    great tree!!!
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    ​Cute wallhanging!

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    Here is the back I took the hanger off, and got better photos on the table.
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    And the front again, you can see the snow flake at the top better in this one.
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    nicely done
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    It's darling. What a nice thing for you to do. I'm sure he will enjoy it.
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    Love that tree! You made it look great!
    hugs,
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    Definitely better than a real one!!
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    Great idea!
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    Very nice..... how big are your 1/2 triangles.. thanks

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    very pretty, my kitty loves to sit under the tree when the lights are on
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    Cute tree! A great gift for him~
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    Very cute gift!
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    Very pretty tree and hopefully the cats cannot climb on it LOL

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    We no longer put up a tree. I have a large tree shaped candle that I set out.
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    That is a really nice tree quilt.

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    Love your wallhanging, I guess I lucked out ,my cats don't bother my tree, they just lay under it, I even have ornaments low
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    Very nice!

    Thanks for the reminder of pets climbing Christmas trees. She's been gone a few years now, but when we got our first basenji, Sugar, I bought an ornament at a craft show, made out of a Dog Bone (those doggie treat cookies)
    That little dog climbed to the middle of the tree where I had it and destroyed the thing!

    She was a good first basenji, teaching us how bad, in a comical way, that breed of dog can be.
    ( the basenji is called 'the dog for people who like cats')
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    This thread really made me smile. We had a calico cat named Susie who was a wonderful cat. One Christmas we left for a few hours but left her with extra treats, litter box etc. When we got home she had totally dismantled our 8 foot tree. It never tipped over and she had to have climbed clear to the top. Months later I was still finding the Christmas balls under beds and in remote locations. Nothing was broken. She was calmly sleeping on her pillow when we came home and acted like she didn't know a thing about the bare tree.

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    How thoughtful! What a pretty little tree you created
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