Always put your guitars and other instruments in a safe place when you're done with them. Sound obvious? I thought so. I always put mine away, but two nights ago I inadvertently left one where the cat (yup, cat) could get it. It tried chewing on the headstock. Now there's two puncture marks and some chipped finish, not major damage, but enough to piss me off. This may be a good reason to wipe an instrument clean also, so it doesn't attract pests, and so the finish is preserved to look good under stage lights.
The guitar eating cat. What next? Anyone want to adopt a cat?