Pet owners, have your pets ever ended up turning your beautifully decorated Christmas tree into a disaster area? This happened at my mother's house recently.
As most of you know who have live trees, selecting, carrying, standing, and decorating takes a lot of time, consideration, and patience. As I helped my mother decorate the tree, her two cats became very curious and excited. They had experienced Christmas before and went about what cats do; batting things, inspecting decorations before they came out of the box, studying the garland as it was draped on various tree branches, and watching every ornament as it was hung. Even cats needed a sense of participation. When the tree was finally decorated, it was beautiful. It was that way when I returned to my apartment two days later.
Last night, my mother was awakened from her sleep due to a loud CRASH! Looking in her living room, she discovered the tree lying on the floor and smashed tree ornaments everywhere. After putting the tree back in its stand and and cleaning up the mess, she found her frightened cats cowering under beds, refusing to come out.
She didn't punnish the cats for the incident.
She has since replaced the smashed ornaments and re-decorated the tree.
So, fellow Foosters, have you ever experienced this type of situation? Please discuss