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will having kittens guarantee a ruined tree ?

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TequilaMockingMagpie Sat 01-Dec-12 07:14:11

We have four month old kittens , who are very cute and lovely by the way but we normally have a six foot Christmas tree covered in loveliness .

Will they try and be the fairy ?

We would normally put the tree up on the 2nd weekend but this year I am thinking maybe the later the better .

Any tips ?

Purplelooby Sun 02-Dec-12 12:24:51

Yes they will smile

When my youngest cat was a kitten, she knocked over the tree every day whilst I was at work. The key was to prop it up with bags of cat litter covered in cloth. I thought she's grown out of it until I put the tree up last night, which caused her (aged 3) and the oldest (aged 14) to chase each other around the house for an hour. Ah well, here goes again...

Morloth Thu 06-Dec-12 01:09:48


travellingwilbury Thu 06-Dec-12 07:00:24

Oh dear morloth , very funny but might be a bit close for comfort .

It is going up on Saturday so I will report back and let you all know how it goes .

careergirl Thu 06-Dec-12 20:49:07

aw you beat me to it Morloth I was just going to link to that!!!

MerrythuluDestroyerofMincePies Sat 08-Dec-12 04:10:54

That is already our house, only we have two of them doing this! We have a fake tree, but somehow, they've managed to pull the branches out of their sockets. I wouldn't mind, but I struggle to get the bloody branches in, in the first place! grin

travellingwilbury Sun 09-Dec-12 18:23:25

The tree has been up for three hours and so far so ignored , fingers crossed it lasts but I think the mad half hour before bedtime could be interesting .

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Dec-12 20:13:31

Our tree is being decorated by DH while fluffy cat is supervising, he chews the ends of pre lit branches so most nights you hear one of us shouting "no stop that".

Electrocution is never good.

monsterchild Sun 09-Dec-12 20:16:47

Yes, they will go bonkers. Mine did, anyway. I suggest everything others have said, no tinsel, and if possible (and a real tree) tie it to the ceiling. We lost a good number of ornaments that year. Now they are old it's not as bad, so there's hope!

sausagesandwich34 Sun 09-Dec-12 20:17:04

my cat never bothers with the tree -he was 4 months the first christmas and he ignored it

he will sit under it but has never played in it

StuffezLaBouche Mon 10-Dec-12 18:39:47

Right. I have admitted defeat. The tree has come down!!! sad

Kitten could not see past it being a giant, flashing kitten's theme park. Every night I have come home to find it on its side and guilty looking boy next to it.

Came home tonight though to find him chewing on the bulbs and decided to take it down and take it into school for my kids to put up in the class room.

As well! You live and learn.

travellingwilbury Tue 11-Dec-12 13:56:11

Oh bugger labouche , mine our still being pretty good , a few baubles knocked on the floor but other than that they are behaving .

MrsGrumps Tue 11-Dec-12 14:15:27

To my surprise my 8 month old boys have shown zero interest in the christmas tree so far.

Jinxed that now haven't I!!!!

EasilyBored Tue 11-Dec-12 14:58:54

Mine eats the angel hair, and likes to pull the tinsel off and make a bed out of it. I found some baubles over the summer that he must have knocked off and hidden away. This year I am locking the tree in the conservatory, to protect it from the cat and the baby.

EasilyBored Tue 11-Dec-12 15:01:17

Your Ornaments Are History

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 11-Dec-12 15:05:44

Mine sits just out of my view behind the tree and rustles it like he might be about to remove baubles etc then peeks under the branches when I shout at him like "what? I'm just innocently sitting here" with a hurt/confused look on his face.

We removed the angel hair, we had it at the base and dh spent ages arranging it then the cat made a bed out of it.

FreckledLeopard Tue 11-Dec-12 15:08:15

Touch wood our two kittens haven't done more than play 'bat the bauble' - am hoping this is the extent of the Kitten Theme Park.

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