We found a perfect tree, so grabbed it. We found a good stand and so far the cats have not been in the tree – yet – but it is sturdy and should not fall if/when Ms Purr does. Mr. M is not much of a climber but likes to sniff the tree and nap near it. I suspect it reminds him of his outdoor days. Purrseidon keeps trying to eat it. She ate/knocked all the flowers off my orchid. She is currently obsessed with plants and currently the orchid is her favorite, so I fully expect her to either climb or eat the christmas tree – purrhaps both, though at the moment, she is trying to understand why it lights up….