Okay...my fervent wish is to be able to put up a tree that the cats will leave standing. Aol had a little blurb about trees on it's opening page:
Colorado Blue Spruce
from Real SimpleThis beautiful tree ranges in color from silvery blue to dark green and has needles 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches long that grow "bottle brush" style on the strong branches. Cat owners like the prickly needles because their cats don't!
So that sounds like it's the thing for us! Next...concrete ornaments.