Live from Kathmandu: Nepal Art Dogs and Teej
Folk Art Obamas arrive at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Live from Kathmandu: Which would you choose?

Brady the liver colored German Short-haired Pointer has his final three by Megh Raj Thapa, Nara and Sagar.   Hard choice here.

Uschi is a tall Doberman Pinscher here with his final portraits by Nara, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  

Lucy the Lucky Dog shines in her three portraits by Nara, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar. 

Nelson aka Pumpkin is a cute pup with his portraits by Nara, Sagar and Megh Raj Thapa.

Nemo is a handsome Border Collie that is not afraid to speak up.  By Megh Raj, Sagar and Baba (clockwise from top left.)

Boris and Ivan are two cute French Bulldogs.   Their final portraits are by Sagar, Megh Raj Thapa and Sufraj Khadka.   They look much better in person, as you can tell the overcast sky casts a glare on these portraits. 

You may remember a previous French Bulldog named Tito on this trip.   When I gave Boris and Ivan's photo to Sagar, he pointed to Tito's portrait and said 'Same caste?'  This is Nepal, after all.

More in a few days when I settle back in to California.  I promise the photos of the signboards will be clearer.


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 in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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 Winter 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.

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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