This year, rather than groggily put the tree back into an upright position every morning only to repeat the cycle each day, I thought I would look into a couple of solutions for keeping the cats away to begin with. So far, nothing has worked in a sure-fire manner, but my two main strategies, when combined, have at least saved the tree—as well as our house plants!—from taking yet another nosedive.
One year, I had to pull my cat out of the Christmas tree at least twice a day. She would take a flying leap and nestle herself about half way up my medium-sized fake Christmas tree. I had to pull her out butt-first. She finally got bored of it after about seven days but she was really destructive during that time. I don’t have to tell you what this did to the decorations on the tree. I pretty much removed them all, as well as all garland. You get the picture! However, the entertainment that this provided was priceless.