Well, I wasn't the only one with the feeling that this year's Christmas tree might be a bit much for Gus to handle. The whole family has witnessed his backyard tree climbing prowess. When Peter and I were on the roof putting up the outside lights it took about 3 seconds for Gus to climb 25 feet up the snow crab tree to our level. When he started looking for a branch that would bring him close enough to try to jump to the roof,
Peter climbed the tree, wrestled Gus down and shut him inside for his own safety.
This is what happened when I started decorating the tree yesterday:
I will persevere and we'll see how long this battle rages.