Originally Posted by MarleyAndMe
Im not taking it down, I thought there had to be something I can do to keep him out of it. By your suggestion, Im not thinking so. Well I can keep him in the bedrooms while we are gone and at night. I guess it's going to be a loooong month! Do cats usually grow out of this or should I expect it every year??
My cats are old timers now but even 8 years ago, none of them really bothered with the tree. They did like to take turns hiding under it, to then pounce on one of their unsuspecting buddies. heh heh. A couple would drink the sugar water in the bottom of the tree stand (so I'd have to cover it with tin foil).
Until I could be sure they wouldn't knock it over, I would secure it to the wall.......take one of those elastic/bungee cord things and wrap it around the middle of the trunk.....then attach to a "hook" (the kind you screw in) in the wall. Best to ensure the "hook" is screwed through the drywall and into a stud or it's not real secure.
I'd of course not put tinsel on the tree. No glass balls.
Maybe if you can do these sorts of things, you can keep the tree up? It's probably a pretty big novelty to the kitties now....but after a couple of days it won't be so much? If you can secure it so that it won't topple over, and ensure you're using cat-friendly decorations, you should be okay.