Live from Kathmandu: Monsoon season
Window Shopping in Pokhara

Why I Love Nepal: Pop up fun.

The Monsoon is hot, wet and muggy by definition, but we manage to enjoy ourselves all the same.  Kathmandu is a city of pop up fun.   We never know what to expect.

After a night of refreshing and much needed rain, we awoke to see the magnificent Himalayan white mountains from our rooftop at the Dragon Guest House in Boudha.

When I arrived back in Boudha last night after making the rounds of artists, I came across this magnificent sight.   Thousands of colorfully dressed Nepalis throng the Boudhanath Stupa to watch dancing, parades and live music.   Never a dull moment here.

An early walk through town turned up this handsome Nepali dog zealously guarding his cotton ball rabbit.

With the city wide road expansions, I am losing some old Danger Dog friends on the Kathmandu gates.   I am glad to see this Collie still there.

Every Danger Dog has a tongue in Nepal.

This 'Be Ware of Dog' sign is naively typical of what one might see on a Nepali compound gate.   Love those teeth.

This colorful portrait of a white Labrador Retriever is by none other than Baba and is right around the corner from his studio.   I'm glad that the Nepali locals are getting into the Danger Dog spirit.

More to come.   Stay tuned.

If you would like to have your dog immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 6 weeks ordering portraits. 

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now accepted for the Summer 2012 trip.



To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists 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.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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.

Hello from Dogmandu!

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.




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