Pets Aboard: Mac Invents a New Breed for Himself, a Scottish Water Dog

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Terrier literally means "of the earth" or land, and so were named the rat digging canines of yore, but Mac has kicked that dirt off his paws. Mac is West Highland white terrier, but he think's he's a water dog. He loves his boat, a Regal 3060 named SeaCure, homeport of Somers Point, New Jersey, and especially sunning on the foredeck, which we suppose makes him a sun dog as well.

Mac cruises with Chuck and Debi Wescott, unofficial Pets Aboard ambassadors.

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Welcome to our Holiday edition of Pets Aboard. Usually we do this Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind), but since we have more than 40 dog portraits at last count, we figured we really were falling behind. Hence: The Dog Days of Thanksgiving, to be followed by the Twelve Dogs of Christmas.

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

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