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Pets Aboard: Charlie the Mutt Smiles From High on the Flybridge


Charlie, a Labrador-golden mix, enjoys one of his favorite things to do, which is being on the boat, that it was difficult for human companions Chip Kromer and Sandi Smith to choose just one.

Charlie's vessel of choice is a 1990 Carver sedan named Compass Rose. The boat is now in La Conner, Washington, but at the time of this image her homeport was Anacortes.

Charlie especially loves being on the flybridge. "He will literally take a good run and climb the ladder himself to get up there," Smith says. "You can see by his big smile how happy he is."

Send pictures of your dog or cat to, and we’ll put him or her on display like Harley. 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.

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Stand by for an announcement about a contest that will include Pets Aboard submitted so far and for the next few months. So keep on submitting. Cute counts.