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10+ Hilarious Times Humans Had To Protect Their Christmas Decorations From Mean Cats And Dogs
Which of these pets do you think is the most mischievous?
Britanie Leclair
11.16.17

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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By Britanie Leclair
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Britanie Leclair is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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