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Pets Aboard: Nobody Messes With Harley, the Rescue Dog


Harley the shih tzu is 14 1/2 in this picture but still excited to go onboard On a Whim, a 1985, 20-foot Elite Craft, a replica in fiberglass of a 1947 wooden Chris Craft. The Whim's homeport is Wellesley Island, New York, in the Thousand Islands. Harley, a rescue dog, was small but could be quite fierce, says companion Joel Davidson, but over the years he calmed down. "There is very little than can compete with the feeling of Harley curled up between Rose and myself. I will miss those days with Harley aboard very much."

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