The second, and more important reason we didn't have a tree last year and almost didn't this year is BAXTER.
But I came across this table top tree when I was out today and couldn't resist. It was only $19.99, including the stand, but it became a bit more expensive after I bought ornaments that won't break my heart if Baxter gets/destroys them.
So far, his only interest is in drinking the water in the stand. I'm not counting on that to last.
(Oh, if anyone is looking for another of these really fancy tree skirts, you can find one in the kitchen towel section of Target. No expense spared here.)