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

Live from Kathmandu: Sagar and his new works in progress

Sagar is still hard at work and making great progress on his Danger Dogs.

Nacho, the Lhasa Apso, by Sagar is beginning to take shape.   Nacho's lettering will read:  Beware - Fighter and Biter.   That made the artists laugh, especially when I had to act out the meaning.   I throw a mean punch, but I am not sure they got it.   Biting was easy.

Snoopy the handsome Dachshund is on his way to completion.   These all look mighty fine to me, but Sagar keeps saying 'not finished'.  

This is a cute Nepali dog that looks like a Siberian Husky.   Her mother was a white Nepali street and the father -- who knows?   But Sagar clearly likes this dog.   He mentioned that 'American dogs big - Nepali dogs small'.

Paco by Sagar is happy in his field of green by Sagar.  

Borris the Dalmation pup is handsome in his portrait by Sagar.   What a dramatic dog in a dramatic setting.  


This photo is a sample of what is available currently at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.   

There are some great Danger Dogs on that shelf.   And a lovely cat.    They have even more!    For more information, please go to  

Poster the Border Collie by Baba, Sagar and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left)

Poster's proud owner could not choose between the three and bought all of them.  I can see why as they all captured Poster's happy grin and cheerful demeanor.

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 for this trip, but March 2013 is just around the corner, and I will be returning for new orders.   

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!

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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