I can top both of those ... LOL. It was a dog I had about 20 years ago, and she chewed the front fender on my husband's Harley. She was caught in the act, got punished and never chewed another thing ever again. No, he didn't kill her either . but he did yell his head off.
You name it, after years and years of dog ownership, it ranges from the simple shoe, sock, etc. to remote controls, electronics, (my kids brand new game system, and the games.....my sons dog, his stuff....hmmm should have been watching her..lol) one even got up and ate/chewed a ten dollar bill last week. I cant put my finger on the one most expensive thing, but added up over time, I could own a mansion with a garage full of sports cars by now....hehe. Wouldnt trade them for the world though
The brand new living room chair. Sigh.... Don't remember just what that chair cost, but it was not a cheap chair. At least it wasn't the even more expensive sofa.
I was lucky that the damage was limited to one side though, so I can still use the chair with it turned a certain way. I still see the shreds in it though, and they make me sick to this day. Doesn't help that it was not one of my dogs, but was a guest dog.
My hubby and I just purchased a new furniture set and our GSD chewed his recliner handle you know the thing you pull to have your feet go up? Then our other dogs chewed up our entertainment center it is wood (at the bottom it can be fixed) Our old husky scratched a hole in the wall from his crate. Then our chihuahua's ripped the wallpaper off the walls in the bathroom! Our chins like to chew on our molding edges on the floor (can also be fixed just a pain in the butt). My old husky ripped up our area rug that was my fathers who passed away. Our GSD also just ripped out our seat belts in our new van we just purchased 4 months ago! We were traveling to my hubby's family and we normally don't have to crate our GSD well now we do he took out the back seat belts! That is just to name a few items I know there are more!
Just from having the dogs our wood floor has to be touched up every year which costs about 100.00 from all the running they do - not including our porch that has to be repainted and all this other stuff which is also 200-300 we did not do it this year and it looks so scratched up. It is also hard to keep a garden when I am not looking our dogs will run in it something about flowers I don't know!
We had a large female boxer puppy that was one of our pick of the litters. When she was about 8 months old she pushed our brand new chest freezer filled with frozen food and she chewed through the cord without us knowing. She ruined not only the $400 freezer but about $1000 worth of food.
She is a GIANT clepto, even if she doesn't chew it to shreds she must have it.
Charger to a 2000$ Dell Lap top. Cable wires. (shoved under and behind tv) Cell phone charger. (right out of the wall) Shoes (always caught before disasterous, she never figured out how to drag them without sound carrying) Dads foot bath power cord. (hid under the couch and chewed it) Owens toys. Brads hat. (stole it out of bedroom) Dads hat. (stole it off the back of the couch) Socks. Papers into teeny tiny microscopic peices if she gets ahold of them.
Thank god most of the chewy days are over! All her baby teeth have fallen out/are still falling out of her head.
***Edited By: pope1982 on 8/13/2005 5:14:05 PM*** Reason: ....
We were very lucky that neither of the dog were big chewers... Dalia pulled the carpet up once when she was small and someone (a.k.a. my brother) forgot to put her into her crate when he left.
When Dalia was just a little baby she chewed up a bible :S Not very expensive but still in the eyes of some it is *priceless* lol. silly puppy, she can not read and experience gods words that way so i guess she figured that injesting them might be the next best thing ;) haha.
Mazel has only eaten her stuffies and torn up paper roles that we give her (and boy does she do a good job of it, that little thing if ferocious!!). She did once try and dig to china through our leather couch... not appreciated :P
On the whole, as i said- really great dogs and minimal distruction of property :D
Our Cockatoo Truffles (who we had before Kiwi) once chewed through his cage (yes, through the wire cage) he then escaped and chewed all of the buttons off of the TV remote controll :S silly parrot, my father was not amused :P
***Edited By: emma_567 on 8/13/2005 8:22:05 PM*** Reason: add the bird
I once sold a beagle puppy to a very nice couple with some expensive antiques and persian rugs. They'd had beagles for years but it was many years since they'd had a puppy. Of course, puppies will be puppies.....and this puppy chewed the corner of one of their beautiful persian rugs.
Hmm the most expensive thing my dog's have ever chewed up, when they were puppies, were movies..along with the case. lol, they never really bothered with much. $16 each or somewhere around there, but hey it adds up.
Kai (my Eskie) chewed up the charger to my son's video camera that he bought HIMSELF for Christmas. It will cost me $50 or $60 to replace depending on if I get the brand that came with it or generic. Kai also chewed up all of the power cords to my son's video games. We were able to replace those at a flea market for $5. Kayla (my kitty) clawed the seat to my husband's weight bench that is like the bowflex (only not as expensive). Yama (my kitten) has been sharpening his claws on the speaker to our new bigscreen tv. That tv cost us over $1000.
Sassy doesn't chew or eat anything not-edible now. She used to go through massive separation anxiety. During those days, she got a hold of makeup, lingerie - which she actually swallowed -, pens, anything else that could be swallowed. She also ate a bunch of balloons - freaked out when I saw bright colors when she went potty.