Bisquet – Mixed Breed (dog)
Name: Brian Hull
Boat name: Katie Jane
Boat model: Nordhavn 57
Years cruising with pet: Eight
Funniest moment: She found a flying fish on the deck, and bought in into the salon as a trophy.
Scariest moment: Jumped from tender to swim step, and fell-in. Strong current. My wife jumped after her, and then they both had to get back on board.
Treasured memories: The night passages crossing the Atlantic. She would sense when the person on watch was going to have a snack, and then join them in the galley or pilothouse.
Unexpected/unanticipated difficulties: Keeping her calm in storms.
Unexpected/unanticipated joys: The company on a long passage of having a pet with you.
Worst thing about traveling with pets: Documentation/paperwork. However, we've never had any "real" problems.
Best thing about traveling with pets: The company, and unconditional love that a pet provides.
Advice: A small pet is OK, but I'm sure it would be difficult with a large dog.
Other: Funny moment: Trying to land a reasonable size fish. She either wants to play with the fish, or eat it!