Live from Kathmandu - The Day of the Dog!
November 05, 2010
Yesterday was the Day of the Dog here in Nepal. Dogs everywhere were treated to food and decorated with strings of marigolds and red tika marks on their foreheads.
I went across town to the old section of Kathmandu, near Durbar Square. This little dog certainly got his share of attention. As he looks out from his traditional carved window, all is well in his world. His owner, a grandmotherly woman gave her full approval of this photo.
These friendly pups relax not far from the hubbub of New Road.
This dog is happier with his big bone than with all the marigolds in the world.
Here is a happy dog with my new friends, the brothers Manuus and Anuus. The boys are enjoying the Tihar holiday with time off from school.
Another sated dog enjoys his day.
This butcher shop dog takes a break.
A sleeping dog in Nepal is oblivious to everything including pigeons.
Even guard dogs get the tika treatment.
The streets are full of satisfied dogs.
This guy was not sure about me. He is just about ready to let loose a loud howl.
Later, Manuus invited me home to see his new puppy Tammi.
The Danger Dog story has gone to Brazil! Check out this link: http://dogloading.blogspot.com/
Moira Maclaughlin of the site Dog Art Today wrote about Nepal's Day of the Dog here: http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/
Now is the time to order your own Danger Dog!
Each commission I receive will be given to 3 different Nepalese signboard artists, giving 3 struggling artists Fair Trade work and you a choice of 3 colorful paintings on metal!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front, only if you like one of the portraits do you pay. The artists are paid fair trade wages whether you buy or not.
1. Send a photo of your pet to me at [email protected]
2. Let me know what you would like the signboard to say.
3. Tell me which style of Danger Dog art you prefer, by giving me examples of signs you have liked on the website or just say whether you like realistic, naive, cartoonish or fanciful.
4. Follow the Danger Dog Blog and see the works in progress, trips to the studios, the life and arts of Nepal.
5. Decide which painting you prefer of the 3 and send me a check and I will mail you your very own personal Danger Dog (or Cat)!
More information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.
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