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Mittens, leave that tree alone!
Let's start off by facing the facts: this is a complicated issue. You bring a tree into the house and set it up, inwardly just hoping your cat won't feel an uncontrollable desire to climb it or knock it over. As if that wasn't enough already, you go and hang a bunch of shiny ornaments all over it and string a bunch of sparkly lights, perfect for chewing...
Yes, we have to admit that Mittens has good reason to be drawn to it so strongly. But even so, there are things you can do to stop them from destroying that precious pine that means so much during this season.