Building a “Cat-Proof” Christmas Tree — Crafting in the 21st Century

For the first time in many, many years, we decided to forgo getting a regular Christmas tree and make our own…out of wood. The reason became very clear as we watched our six month old kittens repeatedly try to climb an artificial plant in our TV room only to have it come crashing to the…

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12 thoughts on “Building a “Cat-Proof” Christmas Tree — Crafting in the 21st Century”

  1. An interesting tree, it is nice if humans try to figure out a Christmas tree for cats, so we could climg on it and nothing is broken afterwoods. I think it is wrong, if you have cats, to have a Christmas tree we are not allowed to touch it, you know that we will touch it… I know, I am a cat.
    a cat in faraway Finland.

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    1. Purrseidon and Mr. M have never tried to climb the Christmas tree, though Purr climbs every available tree in the backyard. We always put Christmas wrap on empty boxes, which are large enough for at least one cat, leave an access hole and put them under the tree…. M has never considered climbing the tree and apparently Purr follows his lead.
      Thus, when I saw that design, I thought that those boxes at the bottom needed to be larger, have access holes and something cozy inside.

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      1. Wow! We’ve never had that sort of disaster! Purr likes to ‘borrow’ specific ornaments and M loves to lounge in the boxes…. Saphera stays away from the tree. Rom was our disaster-cat for Christmas trees, but he went over the ‘rainbow bridge’ years ago (and M still keeps Rom’s favorite red, satin ball.)

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