UK department store Argos have just released a ‘cat and child-proof‘ Christmas tree, which as you can see, is half-tree/half-trunk and is available in green or snowy. This 6 foot, half-parasol Christmas tree is priced at £33.33 (approximately $57.85 Au).
“Keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats’ playful paws with this 6ft parasol tree. If Santa’s been extra generous, there’s plenty of room to stack pressies underneath rather than scattering them around it. It’s also a great alternative to the traditional tree if you’re a tad tight for space.”
The snowy version has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars and appears to have been well received, although I didn’t find any feedback from cat owners.
Image courtesy Argos.
What do you think? Would you use one? Do you think it would stop cats? I’m not convinced, it would stop a determined cat, and I can picture my own cats using the long trunk as a scratching post. But it’s not as ugly as I thought it would be.