Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Suf and Dilip and Sagar
Live from Kathmandu: Sagar and his new works in progress

Live from Kathmandu: Megh Raj Thapa's works in progress

Megh Raj has gotten off to a slow start, but his art is not suffering from the wait.

Roxy the Shitzu is still awaiting her final touches from Megh Raj as well as the pink background requested.

Tina the lovely French Bulldog is sweet looking in her portrait by Megh Raj.  Those ears!

Grady is a King Charles Spaniel and Megh Raj has made a good start on this painting.   The light blue backgrounds on these will be changed.   Megh Raj likes to work with a pale blue base for his early works in progress.

Oscar the Pug is resplendant in his life jacket, by Megh Raj.

Paco could not be happier with his big smile.   Megh Raj captured him well.

Bebe the Jack Russell mix again with her arresting eyes.   Megh Raj's son Anup said that 'she has eyes like a tiger'.

Last, but not least, here is Snoopy the Dachshund pup.   Megh Raj got that yearning look in Snoop's eyes as he looks up at his owner in hopes of a treat.

Dr. Watson, a distinguished Scottish Terrier, by Megh Raj, Baba and Nara.  

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over.

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist! You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.

Orders are now closed for this trip.  


If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 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! Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel: You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.

Trade not Aid.



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Deb Colburn

Looks like you have had another successful trip. All of the signs are fantastic!
I love your blog and by following your treks thru Nepal I fully appreciate all the hard work that goes into getting these portraits for we over the top parents of our beloved pets.
Dr. Watson's sign is perched in my front window and I have had many inquiries from passerby dog walkers on how they can get portraits of their loved ones.
Get ready for another batch and another trip!
Thanks so much Michele. This is a wonderful project!

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