I think DH and I might have a tree this year, but I think he'll want to talk about it first. You see, last year, the ONE night I was out of town for a conference, he came home from work, and the tree was on its side.
Nothing that was sentimental or valuable was broken, but the water was all over the carpet, etc. The poor guy had to clean it all up...alone.
(Ok, so I wasn't TOO put out about that fact, lol.)
But, we do have some glass ornaments, and we place them towards the top of the tree. The cats never touched the tree again after it fell over. We think it scared them out of their minds.
Still not entirely sure how they managed to knock it down, though. We had this stand (Krinner tree stand
) and it was full of water.