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10+ Hilarious Times Humans Had To Protect Their Christmas Decorations From Mean Cats And Dogs

November 16th, 2017

The holidays are an exciting time for everyone— including pets. Yummy-smelling food, friendly guests, and new presents; what’s not to enjoy? Sometimes, however, our furry companions can get a bit overly excited, seeing Christmas trees and holiday decor as their very own personal toy.

This can obviously lead to a few frustrations for pet owners; however, the following 30 people have shared their creative solutions. If your pet’s been attacking your holiday decorations, there is no need to fret! With these unique and inspiring pet-proofing examples, you can ensure that your holiday celebrations go down smoothly— while your decorations stay the heck up.

One solution is using a good ol’ fashioned barrier.

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And making use of wall space is essential.

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Ceilings also count as wall space, by the way.

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Here’s another great example of using wall and ceiling space.

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See? Fluffy doesn’t even notice it’s there.

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Take a tip from Pavlov— this cat owner dressed their cat in a Santa costume every time they climbed onto the tree.

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“Damn you, human.” – This cat, probably.

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Who needs a real tree anyways?

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In case you were wondering— this is also effective for a fox.

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If your pet’s more bothered by the tree than the decorations, this approach is also an option.

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“My dad told me had to dog proof the Christmas tree. This was not what I expected.”

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Out of sight, out of mind.

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For the minimalists among us…

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“Really, mom?”

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Convincing your pet THEY ARE the tree is another option.

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This cat likely hasn’t moved since the picture was taken.

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This may only work with very short pets.

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Dog-proof and toddler-proof. Impressive.

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This one actually strikes me as being more precarious than a regular tree.

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P.S. Don’t hang a fish up there as a tease— that’s just mean.

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Think outside the box.

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They’re completely oblivious.

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Try taking a more “natural” approach.

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Turn it into an art project.

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This pup has mixed feelings about it all.

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Use grandma’s plastic-covered couch as inspiration.

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A stylistic approach:

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And last but certainly not least, use their fears to your advantage.

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Happy (and hopefully pet-proofed) Holidays!

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