* * A CAT'S TREE CHOOSING GUIDE: 1) Sniff the tree to see if it's friendly,2) Rub up against the tree to see if it's healthy - if it's shedding needles,move on. 3) Race around the tree and watch its reactions to your antics. If the tree sways in amusement, it's a good sign. 4) Stretch out on a branch to test the tree's strength.5) Claw your way up the trunk and try to balance on top. If the tree doesn't shake you off, bring it home - this tree's for you!