Live from Kathmandu: Final Zen Cats
Happy New Year! The Year of the Red Fire Monkey has begun.

Ay Chihuahua!

This latest trip to Nepal, the second of the year 2015, was especially popular with Chihuahuas!

Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua

 Scully is a particularly bright and beautiful Chihuahua with her big eyes and ears and golden fur.  Her three choices are by Sanjib, Sagar and Nara (clockwise from top left).   Sanjib Rana's portrait is the one chosen.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Pappoo the Chihuahua

Pappoo is a very well dressed girl Chihuahua and two of her favorite outfits are here.  By Dilip, Megh Raj and Indra, someone has a hard choice ahead.


Folk art portraits of a pair of Chihuahuas hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gandalf and Maggie the Chihuahuas

Maggie and Gandalf are a pair of Chihuahua friends, here painted by Jit Gurung, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).


Folk art Chihuahua hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Ellis the Chihuahua

Ellis had an extra special trip.  He was painted by Shahi, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).   Ellis' mom chose the bottom portrait by Sagar for him.

Folk art Chihuahuas hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ellis and Toro the Chihuahuas

Ellis' friend Toro is also featured in this set of portraits by Jit Gurung, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).   The two of them looked so great together, that only the one by Jit Gurung is still available.

Folk art Chihuahua and Dogue de Bordeaux hand painted on metal in Kathmandu
Ellis and Daisy the Dogue de Bordeaux

Toro isn't Ellis' only friend.  He and Daisy make a striking pair in their portraits by Dilip, Shahi and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left).  The juxtaposition of the very large Daisy, a Dogue de Bordeaux, and the small but feisty Ellis make a charming tableaux.

It was a great trip for Chihuahuas.   Here is wishing you and yours a very happy new 2016 from the Danger Dogs. 


I am no longer in Nepal and this trip has been closed to new orders.   You can order in spring, 2016, and immortalize your pet. 

Want something by the holidays?   Go to   There are over 72 breeds of dogs and counting...  And lovely Cats, birds and other animals, too.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.

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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