Originally Posted by winds-of-change
"He misses you" is the truth. Think about it. What smells more like 'you' than your shoes? My little pug likes to sleep with my shoes. It's because she is faithful to me and wants my scent with her. What more than our shoes has our scent on it. Fortunately, my dog doesn't chew my things but the reason why your dog is attracted to your things is because he is more dedicated to you. I hope you didn't hit him. I would have scolded him but I wouldn't hit him.
No, I didn't hit him....I would have liked to, but I am definitely disappointed. I think it was more of a panic situation. On a normal day he doesn't chew our stuff when we're gone. Those were my go to shoes for everything, they were perfect for just about anything and everything. I bought them over a year ago, and they were still practically like new! Which is surprising considering the abuse I've put them through
If you ever find a pair of Merrell's you like don't hesitate buying them, although a little on the pricey side, they are well worth it, those things are practically indestructible, and will last the casual user a lifetime!