My wife and kids convinced me a couple of years ago that we needed to have some cats. So we went and got kittens. Now we have full grown cats that have taken to chewing on clothing and other destructive behaviors. This didn't bother me when they chewed on my wife's clothes, they are her cats, and as such, she should control them, and buys her own clothes anyway. I lost my lid when they chewed up a pair of my socks, and explained to my family that I am not going to have animals in my house that chew up and destroy my things, and these cats are going to have to find new homes. Although to them I am sure that the explanation just sounded like yelling. Now they are chewing things of my kids. I am really done with this behavior.
My son being the brain that he is decided that he would try to reason it out with me, and asked if he did bad things would I get rid of him. My wife cried and said of course not. I on the other hand calmly explained that there are places where people who do wrong things have to go, it is called prison, and I am not above calling the police on my own children. I am pretty sure that he is afraid of me now, but I also think that I got my point across.
Everyone is absolutely mad at me now, but really I am done with replacing clothes, stuffed animals, blankets, door casing, carpet, and any other things that these cats can get ahold of and try to find a way to destroy.
I really hope that my family sees that everytime these cats chew up something that belongs to one of them and I see that they are hurt by it, I as the protector am just protecting them from the thing that hurt them. I know that getting rid of these cats will be hard on them but I have to take a stand somewhere.