The other possible source of damage is the furniture. Most of my furniture already rests on felt pads or those discs that distribute weight, but the Kartell Ghost Chair I bought at La Diff a while back, though, has rejected all felt and rubber pads. Every time I think I have one of those little things stuck to the bottom of the chair legs, they pop off.
Tonight, I searched the web for chair leg "socks" I have seen on a few blogs. I couldn't remember what they were called and what I found wasn't exactly right, so I resorted to a homemade fix. I actually think I like it better than the argyle chair socks I saw on the blogs.
I have a bunch of these little, stretchy gloves in the coat closet. I use them when I'm playing ball outside with Baxter. I don't want to wear my cashmere convertible mittens because Baxter's tennis balls inevitably get covered in dirt and slobber. Packs of the gloves are usually sold for a few dollars. I have so many that I haven't bought any in a few years.
I pulled out a relatively new glove, one that hasn't seen a fetch session with Baxter. I snipped the fingers off the glove and slid them on the legs of my ghost chair.
So far so good! It's been a couple days and my homemade chair socks are doing fine. Now that Spring is around the corner, maybe I should go see if I can scoop up a few pairs to have in reserve.