Pets Aboard: His Ancestors Sailed to Cuba


Guinness is a diverse little fellow who crews aboard Collin, a ship from Hammondsport, New York. Havanese have the sea in their blood, thought to have come to Cuba with Spanish colonists from the Canary Islands. But with a name like Guinness, you know there's a little Irish in there somewhere. Maybe that's why he adopted Ted and Debbie O'Brien as his human companions.

Ted happens to have something to do with a certain satellite communications company that some of us use for voice and data service when we're down island. Who knows? I might run into him at the Miami Boat Show.

Send pictures of your dog or cat to editor@passagemaker.com, and we’ll put him or her on display like Guinness. 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!