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RIP Chloe the Poodle for Peace.

Chloe was a big, fluffy beautiful white standard Poodle that brought joy to her family.

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Chloe the Poodle by Amar Shrestha, 2008, enamel on metal, sold

Chloe was tall and graceful.   Long legged with a big smile.   Like all Poodles, Standard or otherwise, she was smart and lovely.  

Chloe's family was passionate in their hopes that the twin wars in Afphanistan and Iraq would end, and hence the lettering.   Chloe is the only Poodle for Peace that I know.   She looks great in her portrait by Amar with a green and red heart-shaped collar.

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Chloe the White Poodle by Shree Lamachhaine, enamel on metal, sold

Shree puts Chloe on the path to enlightement.  In the original photo, Chloe was walking down a hardwood floor lined with bookcases.   Here she is on the Yellow (ish) brick road with her favorite toy in mouth.

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Chloe the White Standard Poodle by Baba, 2008, enamel on metal sold

Last but not least, we have the pretty poodle laying down, again a Poodle for Peace, this time painted by Baba.  Chloe plays the classic odalisque here.

Usually I give the same photo to all three artists, but the three of Chloe were all so beautiful that I could not choose.

Neither could Chloe's family apparently, as she was a "Dog of the Day", my way of saying that all three portraits were purchased.

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And Chloe looks great up there on that bookshelf.   Part of the family.

Though it is heartbreaking to lose such a beautiful dog, Chloe died at home with the people who loved her.   They have told me that it is a comfort to have their portraits of Chloe.    I am going to miss her, too.

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Please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com with any questions.   You can comment below.

Also, you can go to the Nepal Dog Channel at YouTube to see other available paintings of dogs on metal.   The Nepali signboard industry with its charming hand-painted signboards is fast disappearing in favor of mass-produced computer-generated signage.   

You can make a difference by ordering a portrait of your pet.   Each commission gives work to three different signboard artists, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.   You pay nothing until you choose which of the three portraits you prefer.  

All paintings are on metal, approximately one foot square and can be customized to say anything you'd like!   The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

I'll be back in Nepal late spring 2013, returning in May/June with your own Danger Dogs!

Go to NepalDog.com for more information.

Microfinance through art patronage.   American Dogs = Nepali jobs!

 

 

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