Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 28th, 2012, 12:17 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
Wish Me Luck!!!

I'm going to buy and decorate a Christmas Tree!!! I'm getting plastic shatterproof ornaments, no garland and no tinsel of course My Mom and I don't really do presents anymore so I need some pet friendly things to decorate under the tree with. Although no doubt everyone will have to sleep under the tree so I may not need anything. None of the present critters have seen a tree so this should be an adventure for everyone!! I will post pics!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old November 28th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,521
pattymac, I broke down last year and bought a tree, I bought a fake one, the first fake I've ever had. It was tough to do that, but I'm past the real tree warm and fuzzies now. I used to take my son out every year and here in BC that meant normally hiking through fields of mud to pick out and cut down the perfect tree. You'd slip, fall, get filthy, drink hot chocolate and then go home and curse the tree that wouldn't stand straight, fight with the knotted strings of lights, drop and smash a few ornaments, then on Boxing day pick the tree up off the ground after the dog and kid ran under it and put it all away until the next year!! Loved it then, now, yup, I'm past that. But I did want a tree. I also bought lovely, but non-breakable ornaments for the tree on account of the dogs. Of course the grandson isn't an issue this year, but by next year he will be, so plastic is fine.

Good luck to you, the critters will be fine. My cats never bothered the tree at all when we had them (tree's and cats...). With the dogs it was just their tails that got them into trouble. Ah the good old days....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 28th, 2012, 02:15 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
Haha!! We used to do the real tree back in Ontario, go cut our own, tie it to the car and hope it stayed there on the trip home. This will be fake, prelit, I hate doing the lights! My first cat, he climbed the first real tree but their fave thing was sleeping under it, I think it made them feel like wild kitties hiding out in the forest. I also learned to secure it very well to the wall! Oh well Noella should be good for a few laughs, Nino will probably hide for a bit, Coco will taste it and Bobee will....hmmm not sure what he will think about it. Bayley will sniff it and then pretty much ignore it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
We use to get a real tree when i was a kid.as we got older we changed to the fake tree.no needles to pickup.

You can buy the fake trees with the lights on them already or without lights.fur critters are going to have exploring the tree. good luck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 28th, 2012, 06:34 PM
patchdog patchdog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 130
Never got a real tree. Growing up we had a fake tree so this is the way I have always went. And I do get the tree with the lights on them already so set up is a snap. The pets love to munch on it from time to time but do ok with it.
__________________
Happiness is a warm puppy.
http://www.sarahsdogs.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 28th, 2012, 09:33 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
Moderator
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,727
Good luck on your venture, pattymac!

I have a little fake tree that I'm going to try to set up on top of one of the kennels this year. Can't put lights or glass ornaments on it, but I have some hand-painted wooden ornaments that should be dog-resistant...or perhaps I should say "Brier-resistant"! I have another kit of the same ornaments so if Brier can't resist, I can at least paint myself another set.
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Last edited by hazelrunpack; November 29th, 2012 at 09:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 29th, 2012, 08:05 AM
ownedbycats's Avatar
ownedbycats ownedbycats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 849
First, we are DEFINITELY going to need pics of what the cats and dog do to the tree
Second, Mom and I were looking at decorated example trees in Rona (We have a similar situation, haven't had a tree up in years, none of the pets have seen one, want a tree, and don't want to decorate with anything breakable or nonedible) Instead of garlands or strings of tinsel, they had these hugely long rolls of ribbon. Some of it was really expensive, but if I remember correctly the plain colors weren't too expensive, and as long as the cats don't spend too much time dangling off it, it's reusable!
__________________
Dr. Seuss~DLH (brother's cat)~June 2007-
Misty~DSH (my cat & Mooby's mom)-?-
MooBoots(Mooby) ~ DMH(Mom's cat)~July 21, 2008-
Sunshine~ Golden retriever X white german sheperd (Dad's dog)~October 24, 2008-
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 29th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,521
Ownedbycats, we use the ribbons on our tree also, not tinsel. The fake tree is 6' and prelit and cost $99.00. It's a piece of cake to set up. Love it! Once it's up and decorated you really can't tell it's a fake. My cats used to chew the bows on the presents under the tree that was our issue. Now next year if we get our male puppy we'll have to hope he doesn't lift his leg on it! It must be confusing to them to have an outhouse in the livingroom. I think we'll need to start a Christmas Tree thread and get pics of the tree's with the critters. It could be the Dec. challenge.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 29th, 2012, 10:47 AM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
I love that idea DD!! Noella's already been trying to open the box the tree is in, she knows there's something exciting in there!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 29th, 2012, 02:08 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
So tree is up and all the lights work..Noella checked it out and has decided that the box is more exciting...just like a little kid!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old November 29th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,521
Well there's a surprise the kitty finds the box more interesting than the tree! Gotta love the kitties. Actually, now that I think about it, last year was the first year we put the tree up, and Halo did like to sleep right in front of it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old November 29th, 2012, 03:35 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
she did climb it once but I don't think she really liked it and I had to help her out of it!! Nino knows he looks good on red so I have to get a pic of him lying under the tree.smart boy!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old November 29th, 2012, 08:34 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
LOL silly kitty.was the tree a breeze to put up.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old November 29th, 2012, 10:18 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
very easy, 3 pieces and for 50.00 bucks it looks not too bad and I haven't decorated it yet.hahahahahah I have a neutered tree...no balls!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old November 30th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,521
LOL - Bob Barker would be so proud of you!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old November 30th, 2012, 06:36 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
LOL.no baby trees for you
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old November 30th, 2012, 10:16 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
Moderator
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,727
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old December 1st, 2012, 10:56 AM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,716
I would not dare to have a real tree in the house, Marty might think I brought him an indoor toilet as his gift.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old December 1st, 2012, 02:22 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
My two more jag would think it was a big chew toy
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old December 1st, 2012, 06:42 PM
Etown_Chick Etown_Chick is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 597
Back when I had a kitty, she used to climb the tree. It was only a 4 foot plastic tree but she never knocked it down.
Her fave toy was one of my hand-made lace ornaments. She'd get it no matter where I put it.
With Scruffy, I've never had a tree up. I have room now, but no tree. I don't think he'd care much - trees don't play fetch!
We definately want pics, though, especially if there are hi-jinx
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old December 1st, 2012, 07:10 PM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
well I think the novelty has pretty much worn off. I do have a rather sparkly kitty though! I hung snowflakes that were just irresistable so she managed to pull off all the bottom ones but I guess the sparkles don't feel good in her mouth so she just left them. So now I can try decorating the windows...never a dull moment with Noella around!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 AM.