Shree Laimacchaine is a favorite artist of mine here in Pokhara.
Since I have been stranded here due to the monsoon for a few extra days, I have time to walk the streets of Pokhara and interact with some not-so-Danger-Dogs.
This is a male dog named 'Maggie'. He is gentle and friendly and has a lovely notched ear. His owners were foreigners here who have since moved on to Indonesia. The owners of the Lama Restaurant took him under their wing and he now live the life of riley and is well fed and loved.
I may be off trekking, but you can still order your Danger Dog signboard. Of course, your pet may be Enlightened, Happy, Smiling or even a cat! I will be back on the grid soon and ready to give your photo of your pet to 3 endangered Nepali signboard artists. You pay nothing if you are not satisfied with the results.
All signboards are approximately one square foot and are painted with synthetic enamel and are good indoors or out.
Contact me at email@example.com for more information and to order. Also, you can go to NepalDog.com to see more about the project.
A dental signboard in the Chabahil market area.
The 1905 Restaurant in Kathmandu is host to a Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9am to noon.
This is a laid back market with lots of booths selling everything from homemade pastries and cookies to Seabuckthorn juice concentrate. (Seabuckthorn is a nutritious fruit that grows in the Mustang district of Nepal. It is loaded with vitamin C and tastes delicious. I bring home the concentrate and make seabuckthorn sorbet.)
This booth features Feta cheese made in Pokhara from cow's milk. It was great. I hope to get the product into a few shops in Boudha so I can have my feta fix while here. A new company, western run, they have been in business only 3 or 4 weeks. Best of luck to them. They are already supplying many local restaurants here in Kathmandu.
Shree Laimecchaine is a Pokhara artist who painted a few Danger Dogs on spec. The black labrador is from a photo of Leila from a previous trip. I gave him the commission for the Enlightened Chicken and Shree's wife says that there were many laughs from the locals about it.
There is still time for you to order your custom Danger Dog! Your dog could star on a Nepali signboard. These are painted on metal and can be hung inside or out.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Or dig deeper at NepalDog.com. Be ahead of the pack!