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Pets Aboard: Tug Smells Turkey


Tug is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever. He travels with the Harveys on their 42-foot Nordic Tug named Sea Dog, homeport of Bay Harbor, Michigan. This picture was taken in the North Channel of Lake Huron, Canada after a swim to shore. Tug, as you can see, is ready to eat.

Welcome to our Holiday edition of Pets Aboard. Usually we do this Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind), but since we have more than 40 dog portraits at last count, we figured we really were falling behind. Hence: The Dog Days of Thanksgiving, to be followed by the Twelve Dogs of Christmas.

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