Jonas was introduced to the open ocean from his neighbors the Dotts. Fresh off a stint around South America in "The Footsteps of Darwin" Bob and Nancy presented the SS JONAS. Jonas christened the ship by gnawing the hull of the mighty vessel. The SS JONAS is personalized for Jonas. It includes pictures of the hounds, Jonas's birthdate, his birth address, apples and books for his parents the teachers, and the fact that Jonas is legend-dairy.