Cat and the Christmas Tree

Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:58 am

Every Christmas Tree seems to have It's life shortened by being traumatized and thrown to the living room floor before It's time to take it down. We keep a squirt bottle of water handy and nail him with it when he seems tempted. But other than that, what do you guys do to keep the cat out of the Christmas Tree? I'm sorry but, taking him out back with a gun is not an option. And the dog ain't much help either...... :lol:
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Lightning
 
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:04 am

:lol: I could look at the dog's expression forever! that is priceless! If you don't have little kids shaking the bows I heard a sprinkle of cayenne pepper will keep the animals away.
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:16 am

We used to wire our tree from the trunk to the wall with safety wire. That way when the cat climbed the tree it could only fall towards the wall. Eventually the cat stop climbing tree and was content to drink the water out of the tree holder.
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:31 am

Well,I'm seeing that Moat or a Mine Field is out of question ! The Dog is The Best !! Scratchy the Cat sees that tree as his once a year Ultimate Playground! If it doesn't blow the house up,I'd try fashioning a Christmassy Skirt with the Cayenne Holiday Application first. We ended up making a surround that was tough to climb over(smooth painted wood with an overhang angled down) about 3 ft high one year. Problem-not very Christmassy. Good Luck !!
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:34 am

With 4 cats and a small house that's full of **** , we just don't put up a tree. Problem solved. :lol:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:41 am

I drive several screws into the wall and use string to tie the tree to the wall. Got tired of the cat knocking the tree down.
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:11 am

When I was dating my wife, I heard stories of how her father would hang the Christmas tree from the ceiling for just this problem. I thought he was crazy,....until I saw it work. Makes straightening the tree a snap, as well! :lol:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:59 am

I'll be damned ! Sure beats the rest of it ! You never know what your gonna pick up from the 'Ol Coal Board ! :lol:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:34 pm

Ha! He even used that technique in a rustic cabin with really high beam ceilings and a ginormous tree. Used a small block and tackle to hoist the tree off the floor!
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:42 pm

Suspended Christmas Tree.... I like that!! :D
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:10 pm

Block and tackle to raise a Christmas tree at home has an almost Festivus Feel to it! Let the airing of the grievances and feats of strength begin! :lol:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:57 pm

...i once read that cats CAN NOT stand the smell ....of all things...MOTH BALLS...!!
Maybe a few at the base will help ??

....(tricky parts gonna be gettin' their little legs apart !! ) :lol:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Great....What's next? The actual commentary of what the Angel replied when asked about how that Christmas Tree got there ? :bag:
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Re: Cat and the Christmas Tree

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:16 pm

Rigar wrote:...i once read that cats CAN NOT stand the smell ....of all things...MOTH BALLS...!!
Maybe a few at the base will help ??

....(tricky parts gonna be gettin' their little legs apart !! ) :lol:



They must be awfully tiny,.....better order a gross of them,.....like they come any other way! :lol:
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