I splurged on some nice Sennheiser 429 headphones a while back, wanting to use them around the house. Well, that was a mistake.
I put my headphones down to go and get a glass of water. When I came back, I found Kitze (normally the "good kitty") was in the middle of chewing through the headphone cable. She completely severed the cable and now there's no sound.
If she'd chewed on it close to the bottom of the cable, I could just splice a new end on — she chewed through the cable only 6" from the cups. *sigh* This is why I can't have nice things :(