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Pets Aboard: Poppy Says It's Great to be Outta That Engine Room (Read More)


Poppy the border terrier says the engine room is no place for a "doyenne of a certain age," as her humans, Michael and Cynthia Malm, like to call her. To her, mechanical work is an ugly sight. So she averts her eyes.

When not at their homeport of Boston, the eight-legged trio likes to gunkhole around New England aboard Alamo, their Dettling 51.


Remember, every Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind) begins Pets Aboard Weekend here at, but we need your help to keep it going.

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