Except for during her puppy days, Emilu has never destroyed anything in the house. I can have stuffed animals sitting around for holidays, pillows, etc - nada. She seems to know what are "her things" and what she can't have. In Feb we came home to find a stuffed snowman that had been sitting on the floor since December destuffed and destroyed. I chalked it up to the fact that it was right by her basket of toys - she just "got confused". Then a few weeks later when we were visiting my parents and left her in the house to go eat out, she tore up a bunch of my stuff and dragged stuff down from the upstairs - chalked it up to "we left her alone too much at my parents house and she was stresed". Tonight we left the dogs in the house while we went out for 2 hours - came home to a mess - nose chewed off a big stuffed Easter bunny that has been sitting in a chair for a couple weeks, blanket and pillow on the floor, basket of stuff on the coffee table spilled out, pen chewed up (she chewed up a pen with the snowman too), and worst , a handmade, carved wooden bookmark that my dad made chewed to smitherins. NO EXCUSES this time. She has become a dog that can't be left alone loose in the house (Skippy is there too, but while I didn't see it happen, no way he would have done it. He couldn't care less about stuffed things, and never bothers the couch. Also Emilu was the one that slunk away when I yelled BAD DOG - and i didn't even say her name ) I can also just picture her having a ball, pulling things merrily off the couch, picking carefully and determindly at the bunny nose , and chewing up the pen. I am going to have to set a crate back up for her. She is 4 YEARS OLD!!!! She should know better!!!!!