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Lucy is a Lucky Dog

Lucy the Rat Terrier has her nose to the wind in her portraits by the Nepali signboard artists.

Megh Raj Thapa painted Lucy with the waves crashing behind her in this dramatic portrait of a happy dog.


Nara chose to put Lucy on a precipice as she turns her face to the ocean.   Nepal is a land-locked country and these artists have never seen an ocean in person. 

Lucy's painting by Sagar opens her eyes to the seaspray.  Ironically, Sagar's name means 'ocean' in the Nepali language and he signs his name with the Japanese kanji meaning ocean. 

Lucy's owner is going to have a hard choice ahead.   All three artists got her fluffy tail, her dramatic shadowing, her pretty leash and the spume of the waves and deep blue of the ocean.


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 Fall 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 [email protected] or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

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Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.



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