I guess I should be grateful that the carnage wasn't more widespread. Instead, it was a targeted attack right where it hurts the most: the remote. Blackie/Holly ate the remote to the still-practically-brand-new-TV.
T was not pleased. Channel surfing just isn't the same when you have to get up every time you want to change the channel.
Best Buy doesn't carry replacement remotes (Universal remotes? Yes. Brand/model specific? No.) Thank goodness for the internet! I found an exact match on eBay for not a whole lot of money and it is already making its way through the U.S. Postal Service to Wester. Unfortunately, there wasn't a shipping upgrade, so we have to wait for the regular mail.
In the meantime, perhaps we will drop a pound or two walking back and forth to change the channel.