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More 'Beware of Dog' Signboards of Kathmandu

Dogmandu!

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I found this charmer as I walked the streets of Kathmandu.   This Danger Dog with a black eye says:   "You should have seen the other guy!"

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These two don't look nearly as creepy in person as they do in this photo.   In fact, the pug is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen in person.   These two dogs get along like best friends - I photographed them last year in the daylight.   They are extremely friendly and cannot wait to be petted, even at night by a crazy lady with a flash camera!

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There are many Enlightened Dogs in Nepal.   This is Barney, a handsome white labrador retreiver who has had his portrait commissioned as part of my Danger Dog Fair Trade Art project here in Dogmandu.   This portrait is by Baba and is available.   (You can also have your pet painted here in Nepal - contact me at ampage1@gmail.com for more information - or visit my website at NepalDog.com

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We walked a long time in the dark last night.   Kathmandu is still suffering from an electricity shortage and has many scheduled 'load-shedding' (no electricity) times.   Many people now have generators, but it is still dark out there!

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I was happy to see this old favorite yesterday.   These twin boxers have held up well.   When I first saw them, they did not have any blood dripping from their muzzles.  

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Unfortunately this sign, one of my favorites, has not fared so well.   It makes me want to knock on the door and buy it (replacing it with another good signboard, of course).   It may be too late.   The patina on this one was great.   Oh, well.

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Above is an example of an adapted Everest Kennel Club signboard.   They scanned a photo of their own dog (a Corgi!) replacing the standard stenciled shepherd.   Good for them.

I am here in Kathmandu taking orders in the 7th Danger Dog trip.   Please send me your files of your pets and I will give the photos to 3 signboard artists here in Nepal.   They will paint your pet's portrait on metal (using synthetic enamel).   These beware of dog signs can be hung indoors or out.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   You pay only after choosing which of the 3 portraits you prefer.   The struggling Nepali signboard artists are paid fair trade wages in any case. 

Contact me at ampage1@gmail.com to order or with any questions.   You can also go to NepalDog.com to find out more about the project.

Micro-finance through art patronage.

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