Pets are a big part of your life, even when you are cruising. They are with you while you relax, while you eat, and even while you work! No matter the circumstance, your pet will want to be right by you or on you while you toil away on your latest project.
While covered head to toe in a tyvek suit, Sammy, my parrot insisted on being with me. She was not happy in her cage alone in the boat, and she was not happy in her cage near me. Sammy insisted on being right on my shoulder while I worked, no matter the circumstance. Since they don't make tyvek suits for birds, I had to be extra careful not to get any bottom paint on her feathers!
It might be hot, it might be uncomfortable, but your pets will be right there with you.