I wanted to list this tip to keep us safe, but please see my Eddie memorial as the most important.
We kitties have lotsa soft fur and we can jump high and love to explore. Now although we are very agile and usually don't knock things over, we do sometimes make a misstep. A lot of us also have long, long tails. Because of this, our very responsible beans don't light their pretty decorative candles to keep us safe. KC reminded us of this danger in her post about the poor woman in Houston who, as many of our beans would, tragically passed away in a fire caused by a tipped candle while rescuing her kitties.
Not only could kitties knock over a candle, but sometimes beans are tired and forgetful and they don't blow out the flaming candles before they leave the room or go to bed at night. this is very dangerous. Mommy thought it was sad she couldn't light her pretty candles like these:
Well, a couple of years ago, my mommy discovered these really neat substitutes!
As you can see, they work really well! This is the "fish bowl" in the cat figure in a pitch dark bathroom.
Since mommy bought these in early 2005, there have been lotsa different types, and even colors! She buys hers at Michaels Arts & Crafts.