Raro’s Adogables~

Rarotonga is the island of happy dogs. No matter what you do, a dog will come with you.

They wait at your door for you to come out.


If you swim, they will come along!

They swim to distant reefs with our son everyday.


Heck yes!

They are master fisherdogs and,

they bring their catch to you!

Hiking? Their paw prints mark your path.

Cheers to you from Rarotonga’s incredible adogables~

239 thoughts on “Raro’s Adogables~

  1. Dogs are really amazing animals. They are both sociable and make one become active. Unfortunately, I had to give away my dog when I moved to Kristianstad many years ago, I was away from home for a long time every day.

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  3. Wow. Incredible. Does everybody pitch in to clean up dog poop? One of my favorite music albums is Bill Frisell’s “Good Dog–Happy Man.” I can’t think of anything better than a happy dog. Great post!

    • I only saw dog-poop once which is pretty unbelievable isn’t it, since I saw dogs everywhere. I also never saw anyone cleaning it up. These dogs were just universally well behaved and friendly. ๐Ÿถ<3

  4. The dogs are incredible. It never ceases to amaze me how photos of dogs cause almost involuntary good feelings. I can’t help smiling while looking at these. ๐Ÿ˜

  5. I love this. So great your son gets to play with them each day. They are all cute, but I want to take the guy/girl from number two home. The cutest! But she/ he probably loves the warm weather now. Thanks for sharing. Made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love these doggies, Cindy! And the part of me that’s terrified of being in water over my head makes me delighted to see the cross hanging from your son’s neck!!

  7. I would be in Seventh Heaven! Critters expand the heart and nurture the spirit. Thank you for sharing this delight with us, Cindy. Hugs, my friend โค๏ธ

  8. Aww…I want to live on the island of happy dogs. Such pawsitive energy and impawsible to feel sad. โ™กโ™กโ–ผoใƒปใ‚งใƒปoโ–ผ (ฯ…ลแ†บลฯ…) โˆช๏ฝฅฯ‰๏ฝฅโˆช (ฯ…โ—‰ฯ‰โ—‰ฯ…)โ™กโ™ก

  9. Cindy, I would love to think of our dogs we have lost ending up somewhere like this – particularly our Labrador Chelsea – she would have loved it!
    Thank you so much for these gorgeous images!!
    Your son is so handsome – what an experience for him…

  10. This was a very interesting post. So many of yours have me doing a bit of research to see exactly where you are in proximity to everywhere else. I couldn’t even imagine a trip like that so this has been especially fun. Do the dogs belong to anyone and cared for? They seem happy enough so I assume so. What a delight that must have been for all of you. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. Like cats and dogs in Italy and Greece… traveling to both countries I have been told there is a different attitude towards animals in those cultures… but they all seemed well and well-fed… I really can’t judge.

    • I saw so many feral starving cats and dogs in Greece, both in Athens and on some islands. They poisoned the feral dogs before the olympics, which I saw.. It was really sad…….Rome has that amazing cat sanctuary in the middle of ancient Roman ruins. I did a post on it.

  12. This is an adorable post, Cindy! A real pick-me-upper. Enjoy your time with your family. Hugs, Sonali xx

  13. Awe…makes me think of the last pooch I loved –
    but I’m pet-less now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Seems spring is finally here. Some of the flowering trees are already loosing their petals.

    Hugs, Jules.

  14. How wonderful! I love that the dogs are great companions no matter whether you’re their “master” or not! Do they stay around for meals too?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Gasp! OK, sold….book that place Mr B! How utterly awesome to holiday with doggies 7/24. OK, maybe they can’t come to bed with you but hey, 7/18 would be a dream. I can’t tell you how much that doggie at the door looks like my old dog Jasper! Oh my gosh, I really miss him. Who feeds them and cares for them? Are they strays? Do they have homes or does everyone just love them endlessly? x K

  16. Dogs are so open and loving here in this peaceful setting, Cindy! I loved that one would keep your son company as he swam to reefs. . . ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ’ฆ

    • Some have homes of their own. There is an active SPCA in Raro. Many of these days were spayed, given medical treatment and roam around, being cared for by tourists, islanders, and the island itself.

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