Christmas Tree Cats

Life / Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


This is the first year that I have had cats at Christmas. We have a momma cat and her two kittens. The kittens, Fufu and Meowmeow, have decided that the tree is a new house full of toys. Over the past week, I have had to rehang most of the ornaments. As you can see in this picture, Fufu has made herself at home in the tree. I have even caught Meowmeow chewing on the tree. It is an artificial tree. I have no idea what could be so tasty on it but he seems to like it.

I am trying to figure out how to keep them out of the tree but have not come up with any good ideas. If anyone has any ideas, they are all welcome! I am tired of redecorating my tree.

006I have dogs and have never had problems with the dogs getting into the tree. My toddler never messed with the tree when he was little either. I am really frustrated by these silly kittens. I do have to say that she looks awfully cute in the tree though. I love my babies, so I guess I will get used to fixing the tree. I just hope they do not knock it completely over! LOL!

3 Replies to “Christmas Tree Cats”

  1. Pretty funny about your kitties in the tree! You are very lucky and smart to have an artificial tree in that regard because cats WILL knock down live trees and quite often the water spilled will ruin wood floors (I used to have a wood floor company). To keep them out of the tree, the best thing would be some kind of aversion therapy – clapping your hands sharply and saying NO when they get near, or even doing that plus spritzing plain water on their fur (they really don’t like that) at the same time. You would have to watch out for your electric Christmas tree lights if you did that, though. Otherwise, yes, cats will find it irresistible.

  2. Good luck! My cats don’t climb the tree but they do eat the artificial needles. I have a beaded garland that has big silver bells on it. I thread that through the bottom most branches and it’s an alarm that someone is eating the tree.

    Although mean, I have learned that the squirt bottle of water is a good way to make them think twice about what they are about to do.

  3. Oh my, the picture is SO cute and funny! It’s been a long time since I’ve had cats…but I remember one little bugger who actually DID knock the entire tree over more than once. I resorted to a spray bottle (like your other commenter). But of course that doesn’t help when you’re not in the room. Good luck!!

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