A woman walks a large black dog in front of brightly-colored walls and palm trees under a gray sky in Galveston

Photographer Tom McCarthy Jr. and his wife, Shawneen McCarthy, love traveling with their longtime companion, Chuy, a Chihuahua mix, and recent addition, Ranger, a black Lab mix. While shooting on an overcast November day for the cover story (Page 32), McCarthy came across a vibrant scene on Market Street, near its intersection with 28th Street, in Galveston. “The rainbow colors painted on the fence and sidewalk immediately caught my eye,” McCarthy says. “Then it was just a matter of composing and letting the trio walk across the rainbow.” The nearby Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, McCarthy notes, opens on Sundays and is “very pet friendly.”

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