Yes...my Rikki...how i love her so...but my wallet surely doesn't :P
The latest thing that almost made me play Cat-apult with her is she chewed thru a Power Adapter cable for my recently purchased laptop. Fortunately it wasn't plugged in at the time. When my friends come over on Friday nights, the cats are banned from the room we gather in. Many a laptop is brought over which brings many opportunities for her to go on a chewing spree...which she's attempted on many occasions. So far no fatalities...both organic and non. Its already a standing rule in my apartment that if you take off your shoes to put them in the bathroom as that room is kept shut most of the time anyways...lest ye like buying replacement laces.
When i get paid, i'm going to give this a try...see if it helps.http://www.crittercord.com/
Price isn't that bad...bout $6 for about 6 feet of the various gauges.
if this works it'll be heck of a lot more cheaper for me than to go thru can o cat deterent spray or bitter apple which only delays the inevitable.
The site has a couple links there on why some cats and other various animals chew on things like cables. Pica is one possible reason...need for something non-organic in thier diet to chew on. Says Feline Luekemia is another reason why...not sure exactly how though. Boredom is another reason.
If anyone else has some solutions to this problem...i'm all ears/eyes.