Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets [Pictures]
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Lewis( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun photo / December 17, 2013 )
Jodi Lutz isn't really sure how old Lewis is or what breed he might be -- she adopted him from the Maryland Animal Sanctuary & Rescue last January. But he's fit perfectly into her family.
Lewis, she says, is kind of a misfit. "He's mostly Lhasa Apso and who knows what else," she says. "His curly fur grows like crazy, but he doesn't shed. He has a misshapen mouth with a severe underbite and a tooth that hangs out. I call this his character."
He filled a void in her family that was left when her beloved 12-year-old dog, Hokie, passed away. Adopted on the eve of the Ravens' 2013 second-round playoff game, his former name -- Snaggletooth -- was quickly abandoned in honor of one of Lutz's favorite players: Ray Lewis. And the pup has proven to be a true Marylander.
"His favorite toy is a soft red crab," she says. "He actually has two, but prefers the one that still has its squeaker." The second was purchased after the first was temporarily lost, leaving Lewis visibly distraught.
Lewis spends his days soaking up the breeze from a heating vent in Lutz's Ruxton home office, trying to chase squirrels up trees in the yard, and tolerating the family cat, who, Lutz says, "was here first and is out to destroy him."
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