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Pets Aboard: Trying to Fly, Savannah Spreads Her Wings for Home


Savannah, an (almost) 11-year-old Basset hound, is gliding back to base. The old girl lives full time with human companions Chris and Lisa Killingsworth on their 1995 440 Sea Ray Express Bridge BackAtcha.

"We live in Shady Grove Harbor Marina in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. Savannah knows the waters around here, and after a ride up or down river, when we return to our Soddy Creek, she gets out on the front of the helm to be sure 'daddy' knows where to turn into the marina, say the Killingsworths. "Another note about her: we adopted Savannah from Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia when she was about 1 1/2 years old, and has been a 'boat doggie' ever since."

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 Savannah. 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!