Alright so here is the scoop. I have two cute, but very evil kitties. They have made it their life's work to eat through every cord in our house. I've noticed they hone in on the Apple product cords, probably because they're no dummies - those are the most expensive.
So I have not posted since Thursday because my computer cord was on the fritz and it finally, sadly, kicked the bucket. Alas I have ordered a new one and before I did anything else I wrapped it in duct tape then crocheted around it.
This technique I developed after replacing my second chewed through phone cord, and I have had that one since May. It seems like it keeps them at bay, I haven't noticed any chewing on it! Victory!
Little tip; do this if you have bad kitties. Probably one day, every single cord in our house will be wrapped in colorful yarn. The things we do to live with our little devils.