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Pets Aboard: A Not-So-Tippy Canoe and Poppy Tu


Poppy Tu looks out over Lake Lanier as Mike and Carla Giles cruise in their bow rider, the T-Do. He loves morning rides and the wind in his face and makes a fantastic First Mate on our houseboat, the Fais Do Do, a 50-foot 1969 Lazy Days houseboat that has been remodeled.

The Giles enjoy spending evenings and weekends on the boats. "We love reading PassageMaker and dreaming of cruising longer range one day, possibly the "Great Loop" and coastal waters," Mike Giles says.

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

Peter Swanson

On Feb 28, 2014, at 1:02 PM, cabshire <> wrote:

Our dog, Poppy Tu, looking out into Lake Lanier as we cruise in our bow rider, the "T-Do." He loves morning rides and makes a fantastic First Mate on our houseboat, the "Fais Do Do."