posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 08:53 PM
You can always do what we do with our cat:
First line of defense: Her own tree. Yep, we decorate a tiny tree in one corner, filled with bright, shiny bells, ornaments, and tinsel. All of this
combined usually keeps her in line.
Second line: The nutmeg & orange peel bomb. My cat hates the smell of nutmeg, and refuses to go near orange peels. So, I came up with a nifty kind of
tea, made from both of those things. After the tea cools, I make a "bomb" of sorts, which consists of a small paper towel sphere dipped in the tea,
and a larger one to contain the moisture - As soon as she tries to get in the tree, the bomb is launched.
This cat was born to be evil, so we take every precaution whenever putting up the real tree - She has shocked herself by chewing on the wires
(probably lost about 10 lives in the process), eaten the lower parts of the tree (I guess pine leaves are healthy...right?), and made it her personal
goal to wipe out all the ornaments, purposely doing it in front of us to see how we react.
Side note: My daemon is a calico, and the lady we got it from pronounced it Kali (as in, the evil entity mentioned in Indiana Jones: The Temple of
Doom, I tried to change the name to Kaylee, but it was too late - that year, we opened the door, only to find the eyes of Sauron peering out from
the tree...7 feet off the ground.
PS: Cats love garland, tinsel, and all that glitters. However, be careful about how much they have, because without being too gross - the last thing
you want to wake up to is your cat running around with a bit of poop hanging by a string.