Here’s a holiday classic post and a perrenial favorite from Self Help for Cats. Merry merry!
Picture a quiet night by the Christmas tree. You sink into your comfy recliner and think about how nice it is to feel so relaxed, and then, wait, what’s that? The Christmas tree starts to shake violently, all the baubles banging and clanging. “What the hell?” you blurt! The tree is absolutely possessed. Like at any moment it could split open and give birth to the alien.
You stare deeper through the pine needles and the tinsel and something is –staring back! Then you recognize it. That’s not the alien glaring back at you; It’s the very wide eyes of your cat having the closest thing to a back-to-the-wild experience he is ever going to have in your living room.
Now you see him ratcheting his way up the Christmas tree trunk, branch by branch, causing the entire tanenbaum with trappings to undergo something like a 6.0 catquake. The moment you realize it’s your cat causing the localized hurricane is the moment your cat finds your extremely-precious heirloom ornament. You watch in horror as he winds up to give it a good bat with his paw to send it flying across the room.
“Nooooo!” You yell, hurling yourself into space like a wide receiver to save the small piece of family history.
Okay, maybe this hasn’t happened to you. But whether your cat ignores the Christmas tree, climbs it, or silently sabotages it by drinking all its water, you can watch other people’s cats climb their Christmas trees at a little place called youtube.
Just don’t place your cat in the Christmas tree like some you-tubers obviously did, because this is just asking for trouble. These people would open Pandora’s Box if they came upon it at a garage sale.
Snow banks are one effective
and pretty way to keep kitty from climbing the tree.
This post has been such a holiday pleaser that we’re reposting it as a Special Christmas Classic!