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Pets Aboard: Mandy the Unlikely Outdoor Dog

Mandy Barlow Cove

Mandy the Boston Terrier has traveled all over Southeast Alaska on board the Chatham Myst. Although small and an unlikely rugged outdoor dog, she readily dons her life vest for shore excursions, knows her way around docks and gangplanks, and is part of any fishing or crabbing activity on board the boat. Mandy’s “companions” are Craig and Leslie Dahl, and the boat’s home port is Auke Bay, Alaska (Juneau, Alaska).

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