Is there a Christmas tree that is ambush-proof for dogs and, above all, cats? Anyone who has a pet that roams freely at home knows how much Christmas decorations are an unmissable attraction. So much so that there are those who give up decorating the house a priori. But with the right precautions, a solution exists to save the festive atmosphere.
The Caged TreeThere are those who have thought of them all, even locking up their tree inside a metal cage to protect it from the cat’s clutches. This absolutely unsightly solution is one of those of those who no longer know how to dissuade their pet from reaching for the traditional Christmas tree to throw it on the ground. If you have a dog, a fence might be enough. In the case of cats, rodents and birds, there is no protection or height that holds. You have to be much more creative. First of all, it is better to choose an artificial fir tree than a real one since the needles of the fir trees can be slightly toxic and cause irritation to the mouth and stomach if ingested. Even those made of metal may not be recommended, as well as all glass decorations, and it is always necessary to ensure that they are well anchored.
Upside downIt became fashionable a few years ago, and is the perfect solution for all those who have decidedly intrusive cats or dogs. We’re talking about the Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling: there are several versions on sale, of every color and size. You are spoiled for choice: the only recommendation is to use the special hooks, well anchored to the ceiling with dowels capable of supporting the weight not only of the tree, but also of the decorations. But how do you decorate a tree upside down? Since its position already has a great impact, there is no need to exaggerate. In any case there is no limit to the imagination.
On the wallThe perfect solution for those with limited space at home is to recreate a stylized Christmas tree on the wall of the house. To make it, there are those who simply use a strip of LED light or garlands of lights, anchoring them like branches with adhesive wire holder hooks. But even in this case you can indulge yourself and give free rein to your creativity, also using recycled materials such as cardboard rolls of toilet paper, cork stoppers, plastic cups, or even wood collected from the forest, anchored to the scaled wall, vertically, from smallest to largest.
The Christmas hologramFor those who really don’t feel like taking risks, a last valid alternative is the “hologram” tree. There are dozens of Christmas-themed light projectors for sale, even those that allow you to project the Christmas tree and many other themed decorations onto the wall. If, on the other hand, you want to opt for an energy-saving alternative, there are wall stickers, stick and peel. What better alternative in case of too curious animals?