Dogs And Cats That Live On Boats Are As Adorable As They Sound

All aboard, me mateys.
No staff photo is complete without the kittens and pups.
No staff photo is complete without the kittens and pups.

Bailey the rescue dog can add 'curator' to his list of duties at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The loveable staffer -- whose usual job is to scare seagulls away from outdoor exhibits -- played a hand in curating a new exhibition of historic photographs of seafaring pets.

Drawing on the archives of photographer Samuel Hood, the photos document the cats and dogs that lived aboard vessels docking in Sydney Harbour between 1900 and the 1950s.

A seaman on boat Yahiko Maru watches a litter of puppies coiled in a rope.
A seaman on boat Yahiko Maru watches a litter of puppies coiled in a rope.
Now that's a fluffy fellow.
Now that's a fluffy fellow.
Check out the 1900s baby fashion. As for the dog, his coat doesn't date.
Check out the 1900s baby fashion. As for the dog, his coat doesn't date.
He might need help getting to the upper deck.
He might need help getting to the upper deck.
Who's in charge here?
Who's in charge here?

Dogs and Cats All at Sea is open for the summer.