Santa paws

Yvette, a Wicklow mother of seven, thought she'd get a jump on Christmas by getting all the decorating out of the way nice and early.

For some, the Christmas countdown is well and truly on, and Yvette already has her tree up, complete with cat-enticing lights.

In fact, her tree is so tempting to cats, that Yvette's feline friend Oreo can't resist climbing in and inevitably gets stuck in between the branches.

Just look at that face, so full of regret, so aware of how much trouble he's in.

Bold Oreo.

Poor Yvette has to come up with various ways to keep the messer out of the tree, and has gone to some pretty drastic lengths.

So much for getting in the festive mood, cat owners can't have anything nice!