It seems the Monsoon has arrived in full force. Today the rain started early and continues at a furious pace. There have been many strikes lately of the public transportation, making getting around expensive (taxis charge a tourist premium) and difficult. But the rain is much needed. Already the rice farmers may be too late to plant. This is the latest monsoon in over 80 years.
These are three Nepali dachshunds at play. Born in April '09 to a litter of 7 - 6 boys and a girl, Kungsang, in the middle above, was the first out and now lives on his own. But he gets to visit his brothers, Tashi and Tinsley, weekly and clearly enjoys himself. His father is the largest dashshund I've ever seen, and his mother is a long-haired doxie from Holland, brought in to give some genetic diversity to the Nepali dachshund pool.
The dad, big though he is, only has one testicle and the owner was worried when the mom turned up pregnant. Who got over that fence? Turned out that Dorje (means 'thunderbolt' in Tibetan) wasn't throwing blanks after all. The mom's name is Dolma.
New works by Sagar are coming in. Above is Lucy Levin by Sagar and Mollie by Sagar. I have to apologize to Lucy. I thought she was a Jack Russell, but she is a cattle dog!
Pinky and Lulu, Lucy again, the Sphinx Kitty (all by Sagar) and Paws by Sabala.
Amar's work in progress on some new Danger Dogs. Here is Lucy, MacGuffin, Lulu, Brocco, Scottie and Tippy awaiting their background color and finishing touches.
Amar hard at work on Corton and Louis.
Lulu, MacGuffin and Ferdinand waiting for lettering.
Lucy, Brocco and Scottie await their finsishing touch. All by Amar.
Anitra Shrestha is Amar's daughter, come to visit him at work.
We went out looking for more artists the other day into new territory and found these signs.
A late entry into this Danger Dog cycle got lucky! She asked for a primitive artist, and this is the sample work on the artist's door. Keep your paws crossed, Fritzi!
This beauty was found on the main street. Usually you have to walk down small lanes to get this lucky!
This is an old friend that I came upon, thought you might like to see it.
If you'd still like to order your Danger Dog for early August delivery, time is running out! But you can still be the first to order for the October trip. Contact me at email@example.com.