As we've been decorating for the holidays (Mom loves making our place look festive), we've had many drawbacks and failures over the past years. Us furry family members LOVE messing with the decorations. They're just so exciting!
|Mom also told me to just look at the lights, rather than trying to nibble.|
Things she's doing differently:
- Better ways to hang things up. The last 2 years have been an enlightening wake-up call that cheap adhesive hooks DO NOT WORK when your cat hangs on the garland (she's looking at you, Thor). Therefore, Mom will be using more durable hooks (maybe 3M? Or actually drilling in little metal cup hooks?)
- Making the "Christmas Village" cat-proof. This has been tradition- Mom has a cute little ceramic village that lights up, with little roads, lights, and people. For the past 2 years though, "Catzilla" has made his appearance. He terrorizes the village, knocking the people over and sleeping in the middle of the "town square". When the pieces fall off the table, it's a perfect deal, because then I can eat the pretend hay bales (styrofoam with sawdust-looking stuff glued to the outside of it)! Sweet! Mom's going to make sure that everything is secured, wires are hidden under a blanket of white felt, and that everything is closer to the wall so that it won't fall off. We can't change the "Catzilla" part, though. He might be here to stay. ;-)
- The Christmas tree will no longer be a "walk-up salad bar".
- Using battery-operated candles in certain holiday candle holders.
|I leave the fake trees/garlands alone. My kitties, however......|
What do you do to keep your furry friends safe? Discuss!