1.) Somebody probably makes a Kevlar tape -I'll look for this 'cause we are hoping to have a bird dog puppy back in our lives this spring.
2.) Absolutely no one who didn't repair hi-fi equipment was ever interested - but replacing/repairing pet chewed cable is a pretty common task-I kept a chunk of phono cable to stump friends in the trade "what chewed this" - a series of chisel like cuts ran up this piece . The correct answer was a rabbit. This particular rabbit had chewed the round bead off the top of the baseboards down to a 45 deg. angle -looked like a machine had done it ?
3.) Ryley our recently departed and much mourned Irish water spaniel went thru a late chewing phase -laptop power supply cord, Network cables , power cords -he only chewed on the ends for some reason ? So a budy comes over and asks me if the new power plug improved the sound - I'm wondering what he's talking about ? Then realize he's asking about one of Ryley's customized cords -told him - biggest difference I've ever heard with a plug -since Ryley had chewed the plug off and replacing it with a new hardware store plug sure made a difference. Eventually sittin Ryley down -waving his mouthwork in front of his face and bellowing "NO BAD DOG" ended that.
4.) And count me as just plain jealous - a FET 10 has been on my bucket list for about 20 years. There have been three companies over the years where I've pulled the covers off and you can't help but think - this is a finished product- neat ,organized ,high quality parts : Early Mark Levinson , Pass era Threshold products and anything Bryston has ever put their name on. You are a lucky woman.