Every year around the time of the holidays, we bring out the Christmas tree in order to decorate it with all the trinkets and stars. Our pets love the Christmas holidays just as much as we do since there are a lot more decorative treats available during that time. However, they also consider the tree as a toy because of the Christmas baubles dangling from it. In order to save the integrity of the decorations, we have to take some measures to protect our Christmas trees and here are some hilarious ways in which people protected their trees from their pets.
Small Tree On The Fridge
This person tried to protect the tree by going out for a tiny tree and then placing it on top of the refrigerator. Perhaps, he thought that the cat would not take notice of the tree or that it would not be able to climb up that far. However, we are sure that the cat can just jump up on the cabinets and play with the tree.
While most people have to worry about cats or dogs, this person has a fox and he has to keep the Christmas tree away from it. They got creative with an idea and created a dimensional Christmas tree that hung from the ceiling.
The couple that owned this cat seem to have found a perfect solution for the protection of the Christmas tree from the cat. They have hung a tapestry of the Christmas tree but the cat still seems dead on determined to destroy it.
Most of the pets are afraid of the vacuum cleaners since they make a lot of noise. The owner decided to use that fear and put up two vacuum cleaners around the Christmas tree in order to protect it from the family dog.
Building A Shrine
This owner found out that the holiday table was the only thing that the cat did not fool around with because it had many shrines dedicated to the cat itself. So, she put up a tiny tree over the television above the table.
Tree Without A Tree
The cat was looking forward to a full tree so that it could play with all the branches and ornaments but the owner decided to go with a sad-looking tree with just a small number of ornaments on top.
This tree is either made out of felt or cloth and it has made it very hard for the cat to spring up on the branches and play with the ornaments. Instead, the cat just sits around the pretend Christmas tree, uninterested in destroying it.
People go to a lot of heights in order to save their Christmas decorations from their pets. This family for instance, bought a tiny tree and placed it inside a lantern so that it can be guarded from the pet.
Tree On The Ceiling
When you have a cat, you have to take drastic measures to prevent your tree from falling into the wrong paws. The family had to get a small tree and then hang it up on the ceiling without any lights.
Every time the cat got near the Christmas ornaments, the family put it in the dress for 15 minutes at a time. The cat finally learnt its lesson and in order to save some dignity, it stopped going near the Christmas tree.
Getting A Wall Tree
You have to celebrate Christmas even if you have a naughty cat. This is why, the family got a small wall tree and hung it up on a pillar. Even though the tree is small, the family managed to decorate it just right.
Christmas Without A Tree
This is quite a modern and minimalistic approach to Christmas trees and the idea is not to have a tree at all. However, it takes a lot of time to position the ornaments in their perfect positions. The upside is that your pet will have nothing to destroy.
The owner made a gate out of chairs to protect the Christmas tree from the family dog. In order to take the picture, the person decided to cover up the chairs with a cloth so that it has a rather clean look.
When you have cats, you have to think of all the places that the cat cannot get to and those will be the places where you can put up your Christmas tree. Sadly, the only place in the list is on the ceiling and that is what the owners did here.
This is yet another Christmas tree that is hanging upside down. Interestingly, the tree is also hung up on the wall so that the cat cannot reach it. The cat in the picture is either admirring Harry Potter or just plotting its move to reach the tree.
This family decided to lock up the Christmas tree rather than locking up the cat. The tiny tree was decorated with all the charms and the cat looks exceptionally disappointed on its defeat.
This Christmas tree is serving multiple duties. It is a toy for the baby and it also has all the decorations for the birth of Christ. The good thing about the tree is that it is safe from the dog as well.
Guarding The Tree
Having a guard dog is quite a good thing since it will protect you from all the intruders. However, what do you do when you have to protect your Christmas tree from your guard dog? Certainly you will have to guard your tree within a cage.
This is not exactly a Christmas tree and it is just Christmas ornaments hanging on the chandelier. Apart from the ornaments, the chandelier also had cat toys like a fish and a mouse on it, tempting the cat to reach it without any success.
The best way to protect your Christmas tree is to change the tree to a cactus. Each time the pet would get near the tree, it would be stung by the cactus and it will teach the pet to not get near the tree.
The Illusion Of The Tree
Christmas is not complete without a tree but when you have a pet at home, you have to sometimes celebrate the festival without a tree. This family went through the same ordeal and brought along an illusion of the tree.
Tree On A Vacuum
This cat was also very afraid of the vacuum and the owners decided to get a small tree and fit it on top of the vacuum cleaner. By the looks of it, this cat is quite tempted to play with the ornaments and that is why it is trying to overcome its fears of the vacuum.
Even though the tree is quite small and hanging from the ceiling, the owners have managed to decorate it quite perfectly. It is really impressive and it looks like they spent a lot of time on the decorations.
The owners of these two cats trimmed down the entire bottom half of the tree till the height that the cats could reach and then proceeded to hang a few decorations on the top remaining half.
Baby-Proofing The Tree
This is quite a nice Christmas tree and the family has gone to great lengths to protect it from the family dog. They have built gates around it so that it is inaccessible to the dog.
Another creative way of protecting the tree is by wrapping Saran Wrap around it. The festivities will be visible to everyone but it will not be susceptible to any attacks by the pets.
This family had a huge cat and they say that the cat would ruin the decorations each year. This year, they gave up on the tree entirely and just placed a tomato cage upside down with a blanket on top of it.
This family has a beautifully decorated tree and they have protected it from the dog by building a fence around it. The dog seems pretty upset about the new boundaries in the house.
This is an ingenious way to decorate a tree or wrapped garland. The family just wrapped garland in the shape of a tree and then hung up the lights. This prevented the cat from tipping over the Christmas spirit.
Lighting Up The Tree
This is yet another trimmed tree that has only the top half to protect it from the family kitten. The family decided to make the most of the situation and put on a lot of lights on the small number of branches.
Decorations On The Top
This is yet another effective way of protecting the spirit of Christmas from your pet. Instead of trimming the tree, simply decorate only the top half of the tree so that the kitty is not able to reach the ornaments.
A Christmas With Presents
Another brilliant idea on protecting Christmas is by stacking up presents high around the tree. This will ensure that the tree is well-guarded off from the pets and you do not have to compromise on the decorations either.
Argos is a company that makes pet-proof Christmas trees. These are essentially the same as the trimmed versions except for the fact that you do not have to do them yourself and that you get the tree already trimmed up.
Or you can simply hang the ornaments on a tree-shaped shelf so that your cat can climb up the shelves and stay there without destroying an actual tree.
Tree In A Crib
This family decided to treat the tree as a baby and put it in a crib. The crib prevents the cats and dogs from getting inside and destroying the tree. Also, it looks cute.
Even though you could have tried everything, some pets manage to get the best of you and you have to know your place then like this family who decided to put up minimal ornaments and also built a small cabin for the cat.
King Of The Holidays
In order to prevent the dog from messing up the tree, this family decided to make a Christmas tree hat and put it on the dog’s head. Now this is one of the cutest Christmas trees that there are.
White Picket Fence
When you think of a white picket fence, you would surely be considering a home in the suburbs. However, this family is using the fence to protect the Christmas tree from the pet.
Preventing The Dogs From Peeing At It
This woman found out that her dogs would consider the tree as a place to pee. In order to prevent this, she put up the tree on a table where the dogs cannot pee.
This is yet another brilliant idea on how to protect your Christmas tree from your pet. Simply don’t get a tree and instead have your lights spiraling down in the shape of a tree.