joan philadelphia, PA 3/27/2011 6:55:22 AM my sheltie is just a year. yesterday he ate the playpen mesh, the white pages, took the down out of my jacket, and a big hole in my new carpeting. he is one of four pets, he has plenty of company. most of this is done while we are sleeping. i am afraid to come down for fear of what i'll see. he has already eaten the stuffing out of two chairs, a dozen pairs of shoes, and all the underwear he can get out of the hamper. i don't want to crate him, but i think i have no choice, according to the vet. he is adorable, and a member of the family. help!