OK so last November I treated myself to some Red or Dead knee high boots, I absolutley loved them.
Anyway to stop Booboo ( AKA Houdini) getting upstairs we bought a stair gate, which worked great after a few modifications. Everyday without fail she goes to the gate to check if we've forgotten to shut it (which sometimes we still do) and rattles the gate - just to make sure!
I've taken to putting my shoes/boots on the stairs as Booboo had chewed the top of a pair of my boots when they were left in the hallway. (they were just old boots - so not a problem) I thought they were safe on the stairs, until one day just before christmas i went to let my friend out of the front door to find that Booboo had been to check the stair gate and found that she could reach my new boots!!!! she'd pulled them down and chewed the leg part!! Luckily it was quite neat (as chew marks go)and round the inside so not too noticeable...I nearly cried (they were not cheap) but I couldn't do much about it by then! My best friend consoled me and that was that. New rule to make sure all boots were left out of reach.
Today I was in a hurry and took off a pair of boots (from Tesco's so not overly expensive) and left them in the hall...... I heard Booboo in the hall shaking the gate and thought no more of it until I came to go out later.... went to find my lovely (but a bit chewed) designer boots, only to find that she had managed to pull them down again and chewed the other boot!!! and just to make sure i couldn't wear them EVER again she'd chewed the zip completely off the first one chewed!!!!!!! (can't even wear them under jeans now)
BUT the cheaper pair left in the hallway remained un-chewed!!!! So I can only presume that Booboo has VERY expensive taste!!! and is the equivelant to a WAG