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Pets Aboard: Pointers in Different Directions

April and Hanke

Hanke, wearing his lifejacket, is flanked by Aunt April during a skiff ride. Both are German short hair pointers. April was training for a cruise to the Bahamas aboard Snow Goose, homeport of of Kittery Point Maine with owners Bill and Barb Pike. Young Hanke would remain behind to perform his bird dog duties in Maine with Karen and Robert Needham of South Portland.

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