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Pets Aboard: Nacho Is the Third Dog of Christmas


Nacho is a Shih Tzu. Six months old at the time of this pictures, he sails with Rene Comas and Marisabel De Jesus aboard Gitano, their Island Gipsy 36, home port of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. This picture was taken at Caracoles Reef.

Welcome to Pets Aboard’s special “12 Dogs of Christmas” edition. With dozens of dogs in the queue, we decided that we would pick up the pace over the holidays. So every day between now and Jan. 5—the 12 days of Christmas—we will feature a new mutt.

Usually we do this Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind), and since we have dozens of entries, it will take a while to post them all so be patient.

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