We decorated our tree (artificial) last night and boy did Gus have a good ol' time! It's such a contrast from Satey, who didn't even give the tree a second glance!
Anyway, we put the tree itself up on Saturday and Gus has been chomping on the lower branches, so this thread came in handy. I keep forgetting we have Bitter Apple spray when we need it! Next year we plan on saturating the lower branches as we put the tree together.
I just wanted to make a suggestion: Bitter Apple has alcohol in it, so please don't spray it on your tree while the lights are on. Unplug the lights, spray down the tree, then wait a few minutes to make sure the stuff is completely dry before plugging in the lights again.