Every year we buy a live tree and set it up in the family room. Every year, we lose ornaments to the attention of the cats.
This last year we added 2 new fluffy members to the family and feared for the tree.
Although the base is large, we tied the top to the curtain rod, hoping this would prevent another fainting incident like last year.
We also decided to not risk anymore ornaments so we purchased a large pack of unbreakable ornaments. My children dutifully hung them, while reminiscing about the ‘real’ ornaments.
It’s just for one year. Just until the kittens understand the new tree is not for climbing on.
I think word has spread. The cats aren’t playing with the unbreakable ornaments. They aren’t lying under the tree and batting aside the ornaments.
I think they’re just teasing me. That the moment I hang a glass or heirloom ornament, they’ll go nuts and break everything. I’m not giving in. I’m not hanging my precious ornaments. They can have the unbreakable ones.
We’ll see who blinks first.
Until next time.
Ha ha, yes I remember coming home to a tree that ‘just fainted’ and not a cat in sight. A bit like coming home to a puddle under the tree and the dog saying “What? It’s a tree!”
Our dog keeps brushing up against the bottom branches to scratch himself. Now there are no ornaments and few needles left.