We put those air freshners on the lower branches...lemon or citrus, most cats don't like citrus smells. Can also spray bitter apple on the lower branches. Usually after a week they tend to get the idea. But definitely stay away from the tinsel and garland! I made a bunch of bows and tie them to the end of branches...also take silk poinsetta flowers and pluck them in between branches...very pretty and if they get pulled out - just pluck them back in!! If you are afraid of the tree falling - if possible, wire the tree to a ceiling hook. As a breeder of bengals, who love to climb, we actually have very little problems, we have learned to put the tree up slowly, that way they get bored with the tree before the ornaments go on. Lower branches are dedicated to cute little crocheted ornaments I made that the cats can paw at! Good luck!!
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10/3/05 at 8:25pm