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The Danger Dogs travel to Ventura

Last Saturday, the Danger Dogs joined the Nancy R. Brandt Auxiliary of the Ventura Assistance League for a silent auction.   

It was very well attended, the Silent Auction was huge, with many, many cool items on offer.   Above is Maddy the white labrador by Nara who went to a good home, along with Chewy the Yorkshire Terrier.

The art of Sandy Shum, an American photographer who has lived in Asia for the past 20 years, was displayed, and I noticed a few red dots even before the doors were opened.  Sandy's photos are taken with out of date Polaroid film that she then manipulates for spectacular images.   This show included works from many countries.   Her art has a dreamy impressionistic quality.   I first saw her work displayed in Kathmandu and have been a fan ever since. 

The theme of the lunch was 'Come Travel With Us to Bhutan...  The Last Himalayan Kingdom', and we had the charming Karma Singye Dorji give a presentation on his home country.   He certainly made it sound wonderful, and Bhutan has definitely moved up on my bucket list.

Karma plans tours to Bhutan through his company and would be a great guide.   His contact is:

He and Sandy have written a book and was busy signing copies both before and after the event.

The Assistance League in Ventura helps the young and underprivileged with schools and programs ranging from Operation School Bell and B.U.F.F.Y. Bear.   Check out the Assistance League website for more information. 

By the way, the event was held at the Historic Pierpont Inn and the lunch was delicious.

The Danger Dogs were happy to assist the Assistance League.  


I am going back for the 9th Danger Dog trip to Nepal and am accepting commissions now.   I'll be back in early June, just in time for Father's Day presents.  


To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.



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