Live from Kathmandu: More works in progress from Sufraj
Live from Kathmandu: Sagar Bitsa's line drawings

Live from Kathmandu: Nepal's Day of the Dog 2015

Tibetan Terrier on Nepal's Day of the Dog
Tibetan Terrier on Nepal's Day of the Dog

This Tibetan Terrier looks like he lives the good life 365 days a year, but he sure looks good with malla and his tika.


Retrievers on kukur tihar in Nepal
These two Nepali Retrievers looks happy and healthy on Kukur Tihar

Kukur Tihar is a shopping day for the dogs' Nepali masters, too.   These golden retrievers wait patiently for their next treat.


Nepali dog on Day of the Dog, Kukur Tihar
Nepali Dog with marigolds on Kukur Tihar 2015

Kukur Tihar is enjoyed by all dogs.

images for Nepal's Day of the Dog
This dog is having his day.
Spitz at Nepal's Day of the Dog
This beautiful Spitz is obviously well-loved.

You can see Spitz' everywhere in Nepal.   They look particularly nice with a red tika on their foreheads...

To see previous years' blogs of the Day of the Dog in Nepal, click here.

More tomorrow, you can see Sagar's early portraits of beautiful dogs and cats.


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.

1. 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 people 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.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:  
That's it !

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!

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).

Let's keep these artists painting.

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!


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