Live from Kathmandu: Raining Cats and Dogs
Live from Kathmandu: Nepal Art Dogs and Teej

Live from Kathmandu: Which would you choose?

Dublin and GP are two handsome and inseperable Labradoodles.   They make a great double Danger Dog portrait.  By Megh Raj Thapa, Sufraj Khadka and Baba (clockwise from top left).   Apparently there are many ways to spell Labradoodle in Nepali!

Annie Hall, the Royal Fattie, is a beagle.   In her portraits by Baba, Hari Timesina and Sufraj Khadka, she is an odalisque.   Two out of three of the artists painted her lovely cushions as a background.

Together at last, we have the Lady Scarlet and her final three portraits by Baba, Hari Timesina and Sufraj Khadka.  

This Zen Yorkie cuts a fine figure in this work in progress by Indra.   He was supposed to have these done by August 8, and he is still putting on the final touches!   It is part of the fun hearing why things are not ready.

Also by Indra Lama is his portrait of Fiona, a pretty rescue dog.   This one is also still awaiting the Nepali lettering and a green border.

Indra adds the final touches to his portrait of Mookie as a young fan looks on.

Imagine my delight when I came upon all of these Danger Dogs drying in the sun outside of Sagar's studio.  Imagine my delight if they had all been finished and dry (since some of these were ordered in July!).

Lucy is a lucky dog and this is here first final portrait (by Sagar).   Still needs the Nepali Devengari script, but you can tell that this one is a beauty.


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 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.

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.



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