This guy was on Sarasota Bay, puttering inland, with his best furry friend tagging along. Not sure, but maybe it was a little Jack Russell. Whatever it was, the hound sure looked like he was having a good time, sitting up high with the wind in his face, staring straight ahead with his favorite human at his side. (Enlarge to see what I'm talking about.) For a few weeks, I've been contemplating starting a series about pampered pooches in boats. Then, over the weekend, I saw so many canines cruising Sarasota Bay, I've decided it's a done deal. Consider this photo the first in an ongoing series entitled "Beasts in Boats". (I feel better about the generic word 'beast'....you never know...I could encounter a confused cat, bird, pot bellied pig or other furry, friendly beast.) Click here to see other Watery Wednesday photos from around the world.