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Live from Kathmandu: More Final Nepal Art Dogs

Poster the Border Collie looks handsome and happy in his portraits by Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.   I had a hard time finding a dry spot to photograph the new artworks today after the torrential downpour yesterday and last night.

Kathmandu posted its heaviest day of rain (126 mm) yesterday since records were began in 1968.

Around the Boudhanath Stupa, it looks more like San Marco Plaza in Venice, complete with benches as gondolas.   Even in the sunlight after the storm, rain continued to fall, but not a rainbow in sight.  The flooding dissipated in less than an hour, though.

Nemo, the liver and white colored Border Collie (by Baba and Megh Raj) might feel at home with all this water.

Nemo's friend, the white Labrador Retriever frolics in the Caribbean in his portraits by Baba and Megh Raj.   I know he would like to play in the water around the Stupa.

Sagar (whose name means Ocean in Nepali) also did a great job on this happy dog - still awaiting the Nepali lettering.   I love that all of the artists chose to include the dramatic shadow.

Caesar the White Standard Poodle is striking a pose.   By Baba and Megh Raj Thapa.

Again we have Annie Hall the Beagle, here by Baba encircled by a pink bubble.

Fiona looks young and sweet in her portrait by Megh Raj Thapa, and more worldly wise in her painting by Baba.   She looks good in both though.

Blue, a rescued dog, is Free and Happy (or is it Happy and Free) in these portraits by Megh Raj and Baba.   Rest in peace, Blue.   The third one of this series is coming from Sanjib Rana, due next Saturday.   Can't wait to see his take on this pretty dog.

This dangerous Zen Yorkie (by Baba and Megh Raj) absolutely glows in his portraits.   What a beauty!   And he may have the best hairdresser ever.

Tricky and Cash are two happy puppies in their signboard art by Baba and Megh Raj.   I like the attention that is paid to the scarf and jewelry in these portraits.  Nepalis often give their dogs collars, and it is especially nice when you see the dogs with a tika - a red mark placed on the dog's forehead to convey respect and blessings.


If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 15th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 Autumn 2012 trip.



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

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.




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Sandy Shum

Namaste Michelle! I can't believe the flooding in Boudha! What a sight! Hope you're staying dry. It's pouring in Thailand, with flooding in Bangkok. Our town is soggy but not yet flooded.

Swim a lap around the stupa for me!

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