Last night Murphy chewed up my daughter's retainer. The replacement cost is $75 which is the most expensive item to date that he has got his little teeth on.
The retainer was in my 15 year old daughter's room on her nightstand. My husband decided that her room was too warm with the door closed and was trying to even out the heat on the upper level of the house. Rather than attaching the dog gate to her doorway he just leaned it up against it. Well, my daughter's room looks lke Disneyland/Doggie Wonderland/Holy Grail of doggy items to Murphy and he made his way in. Normally he gets socks and makes a mad dash to the dining room with them. I was in my office and heard a strange crunching sound. Went into her room and there Murphy was on the bed happily munching away
He normally does not destroy too many things. He did have a dislike of the book Animal Farm that my daughter was reading for school. Fist he got a hold of the book and chewed the corners of all the pages. Then he found her rough draft of her paper and tore it up. My furry little book critic
Now people will understand why we have the ex-pen around the Christmas Tree as nothing is really safe. And my husband learned you always need to attach the gate, not just lean it up