A few days after the kitten broke the artificial tree I had up, I did end up getting a live tree and a very sturdy tree stand. Almost two full weeks later it’s still standing. The kitten is getting used to it and leaving it alone, for the most part. And I actually like the way it looks much better. However, it’s been years since I’ve had a live tree and there was just one thing I forgot… Needles off the branches are all over! Not just all over the living room, but all over the entire apartment! I vacuum every single day and they just keep coming! But it smells great and looks nice and will only be up a few more weeks at most, so I suppose I can live with it. :)