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Picture of Lecter, a male Shih Tzu

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Home:Tallahassee, FL  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Lecter

Cootie, One tooth pirate, Stewie

Quick Bio:

August 21st 2003

Forbidden food, unleashed walks, messing up the apartment, Mummy ! (and sometimes daddy)

EVERYTHING pisses him off except food

Favorite Toy:
Many - his soccer ball, Mr Man and any other object that doesn't retaliate

Favorite Food:
Apart from chicken and bacon strips, forbidden food like ice cream, chocolate, dinner leftovers

Favorite Walk:
Everywhere, as long as he gets to go out

Arrival Story:
Like any love story, Lecter was totally unexpected. A friendly couple had placed three Shih Tzu male puppies for sale. Of the trio, Lecter was the fiercest and smallest at 1.5 pounds, "just 1/3 the weight of my notebook", my gf, Angie used to say. She would also be the one to complain of his bad temper and total distaste for strangers. Yet, I found myself drawn to the very characteristics that made Lecter so undesirable as a pet. Angie chose a frail but adorable tri colored Shih Tzu instead, but as fate would have it, the Shih Tzu she picked had a near death experience and the sale was called off. We were still rather hard up for anything that had a p and an up to it, so I persuaded Angie to take a chance on Lecter. On the way home, I will not forget how she shivered in fear as she laid the crazy pup on her lap. Her fears were unfounded. Months later, she became best friends with Lecter and the deadly duo would join forces against me. I still wonder how in the world I ended up with one or the other, but I guess that's love for you. Totally unexpected.

Lecter aka Cootie is an all black Shih Tzu currently weighing in at less than 5 pounds. Don't let this lightweight deceive you with his harmless demeanor for he packs quite a punch with his set of jaws. When he's not smiling or panting, one tooth sticks out of his small and sometimes smelly mouth, which is always munching on furniture or clamped into my flesh. He has a white seductive bottom, and a white patch on his chest in the shape of an S. Apart from such interesting colorations, he is bow legged as well, although that does not stop him from leaping onto the bed and the sofa, or chasing me down the block when I steal his toy. Some people are shocked at his constant aggression and bad temper, but these characteristics could not be more agreeable with my nature. We spar with each other either in prearranged matches, or impromptu street fights, leaving each other panting and bleeding, and at the same time, satisfied. Above all, I have never encountered a more intelligent dog than my beloved Lecter. He sniffs out every trap I lay for him, and has become ever more ingenious in escaping from my Al Catrazes.

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April 1st 2004 More than 12 years!

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