I have a ferret, named Kona, who loves to steal rubber and plastic things, for example, remote controls, buttons, sandals, hats, wallets, and occasionally money. Well, my boyfriend had just bought me a new Bernina Activa; this machine was about $1,500 or so. The first night I had it, I put it out on my sewing table, and was testing the various features. When I got tired, I just went to bed without putting the cover on. Well, the next morning, when I went to get back onto the machine, I had discovered teeth marks all over the corners of the machine, along with chewed buttons! I was so pissed! I saw Kona peek her head around the corner in the kitchen, and I yelled, "You little $#it!" She just booked it right out of there, with a look on her face like "Holy crap! I'm busted!". Fortunately, I easily fixed the cosmetic damage on the machine, and I got really lucky that she didn't do her usual damage. I ALWAYS put my cover on now. I still wonder though...was she trying to eat my machine? Here she is, by the way. You can totally tell that she is a spoiled little brat!!!