When it comes to Christmas, there is nothing better than a big Christmas tree to decorate. They light up the room and bring a warmth to any home.
But when you own a cat, a Christmas tree is basically just a giant play structure. It's as if you bring it home to act as a challenge to your cat to see how fast they can knock it down.
It's almost always impossible to prevent, but one company has made a new play to create the best tree for cat owners who still want to be festive.
The artificial tree is quite the sight. It still has the regular tree-shape on the top half, but the lower half is bare.
It's like a little umbrella-looking tree that takes away those lower levels that your cat usually uses to balance on to get up higher.
The tree still stands six feet tall, but they call it a "parasol" style so it gives a lot more space.
They claim that it's perfect for more than just cat owners. "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."
There is one other big benefit to the 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."
Hopefully, removing those lower branches will help discourage your cat from climbing up to the top, but honestly, I am not convinced. Cats are tricky and I think it might be their life-long mission to make our lives just a little bit more difficult when it comes to Christmas.
The store that sells these trees is located in the U.K., but maybe if these take off we'll be able to get them stateside soon. They also have a couple of other interesting styles, including a spiral tree and an upside down Christmas tree.
I guess there are only so many ways to make your tree unique with decorations, sometimes you've got to change the structure of it!