In case you’ve been wondering, the tree survived the holidays. Scout made no effort to climb or get inside the tree at all. He did try to eat the darn thing, a quirky little habit that I still can’t explain.
Perhaps next year the tree can return to the living room rather than be banished to my home gym where a closed door could protect it while he’s home alone.
Note the absence of bows on all the packages. He’s a good boy but not good enough to resist a shiny bow!