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danpaine
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posted 11-11-2003 08:09 AM           Edit/Delete Message
We have two cats, one of which is a kitten. Any idea how we can keep them off the Christmas Tree this year?

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Jamiya
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posted 11-11-2003 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
Once, when we were at my aprents' house for Christmas, we hid the vaccuum (or a small Dirt Devil unit) behind the tree. We put it on a cord with a switch that resided near my father's chair. When a cat would creep up to investigate the tree, he would flip the switch, the vaccuum would turn on, and the cat would streak away in fear. They usually didn't come back after that.

Other than that, I don't have any ideas. Our cats tend to only bother the lower ornaments now, which is why we don't hang any from the bottom branches.


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fleafly
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posted 11-11-2003 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I haven't found a way to keep them off. I gave up and am getting an artificial tree. Real trees are a big mess anyway. The last time I had a real tree I awoke many times to it crashing to the ground. It's just too tempting for cats to climb.

My mom's cats would sleep in the tree. They didn't usually knock it over, just slept in the branches. My cats are masters at knocking a tree over. Picking up a tree at 3:00 am is not fun!

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