The pumpkin at the Saturday Cafe drew wonderful reactions. Local kids, tourist kids and especially the Tibetans delight in the 2-faced pumpkin.
They had no problem with "Avoid these cats!", however. I'm so happy that the guys at Pushipathi (Amar's studio) sold a Danger Dog to a passing tourist! Yes!!! A commission of a sheep dog was sold. This is just what I have always wanted. But Purna was smart enough to sell it and make another (with a green background this time). Last June, I went to pick up at Mahesh' studio in Naxal and he apologized and said he'd sold a Danger Cat to a tourist. I said, 'that's great! -- just what I want! Of course, you made another for me?' Of course, he hadn't. (What I want from this project is a local renaissance in Danger Dog Art in Nepal -- I wouldn't mind the renaissance spreading to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri lanka, Burma, etc. etc. in the future --South Africa!)
Above is Amar with his new stack of orders, and the repainting started of the Sheep Dog!
Jackie, below, is a Tibetan mastiff WonderDog with thick red hair. Jackie has a placid but alert disposition. He's also the randiest dog I have ever met. While I've found a swift forefinger/thumb jab in the throat works at all times for me, Jackie sometimes scares men with his passionate and ardent and demanding 'greeting.' He is big and does not know the word 'No!' or pretends not to.