Osita, the Slum Mutt Dog, hails from Costa Rica and is seen here enjoying a shady spot on the stern of his owner's trawler.
Osita, Spanish for "little bear," cruises Oyster Bay, New York, with owners Larry and Carol Schmidlapp aboard their 48-foot Offshore Trawler and enjoys baking in the midday sun and letting his ears flap in the ocean breeze.
Send pictures of your cruising pet to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll put him or her on display like Osita. 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!