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Pets Aboard: Following in Finnigan's Wake


Finnigan is a Yorkshire terrier who crews aboard Dig It with Art and Elaina Gaetan. Dig It (homeport: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia) is a wonderfully appropriate name for a boat with a terrier on board. Terriers were designed to go down the holes of the European fox and other agricultural pest animals in order to chase them out for the hunter, and the name terrier is from the Latin terra, meaning earth, or, if you will, dirt.

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