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Pets Aboard: Can't Tell Which Is the Smart One and Which Is Just Cute


Eight-year-old Maltese litter mates Einstein and Frisco are ready for a cruise on Nordhavn 40 Inspiration. Since owners Curt and Marcia Low are active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary everybody wears a life jackets whenever they are aboard.

Welcome to Pets Aboard’s special “12 Dogs of Christmas” edition. Einstein and Frisco are 6 and 7 on the list. With dozens of dogs in the queue, we decided that we would pick up the pace over the holidays.

Usually we do this Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind), and since we have dozens of entries, it will take a while to post them all so be patient.

Send pictures of your dog or cat to, and we’ll put him or her on display like Einstein and Frisco. Ideally you will include the names of the human companions, the make, model and name of boat, homeport, and a paragraph that provides context for the image or describes what makes your pet special. If you’ve got the image in high-resolution, that would allow us to publish it in the magazine, or a calendar…We just don’t know where this will lead yet, but it’s fun.

Though not exactly a contest, the editors are thinking of providing some kind of material reward to anyone who sends a truly striking image. Cute counts!