How do I keep the kitty out of the Christmas tree?
It's been many years since I've had an inside cat during Christmas, so perhaps I've just forgotten. Camry is 8 months old now and when we brought the tree into the house a little while ago she went nuts! She has never been that interested in catnip! I have pulled her out of the middle of the tree about a dozen times, scolded, swatted, and finally locked her in another room. She would climb under the branches and up the trunk while we were stringing the lights, I would grab her by the collar and pull her out, scold her soundly, and she would dash around me and do it all over again. Egads! I think the tree smells great, too, but I'M not climbing up the trunk!
I read that there are things I can spray on the tree (and the poinsettia, etc.) that should repulse her, but so far the home remedies I've found are useless. Any tips? I don't want to be fighting this throughout the holidays. Help!