i've got a 6 month old german shepherd, she's NORMALLY a joy to own... until today. i've went out for a bit, leaving her in the kitchen and front room when i've come back she's managed to open the shoe cupboard and take the only pair i can't replace and has chewed them to shreds. now she knows she's in the wrong as she's lying in her cage, with the door fully open and won't come out. i'm gutted... and debating if our local chinese wants some "chicken" i had to steal these boots from an american QM (quartermaster) while stationed in iraq... so i certainly can't get another pair... especially since it would mean re-enlisting. just thought i'd sound off on here, anyone else got a dog that has chewed something valuable!?