Live from Nepal: Flora and fauna of Pokhara
Off the Beaten Path pt 1: from Baglung to Bertibang, Nepal

Live from Nepal: The friendly dogs of Pokhara

Pokhara is in holiday mode.   Their new year has just begun.   The dogs are having fun, too.

Street dog of Pokhara
A shaggy Nepali dog enjoys New Year's Day

This happy dog has been celebrating the New Year's Day by playing and jumping in and out of Lake Fewa with his doggy pal.

 

Dogs play near Lake Fewa in Nepal
Dog friends play in Pokhara

 

Here is the same dog as above playing with his friend that has discovered a stray shoe to play with.

Happy dog in Lakeside, Pokhara,Nepal
Fluffy dog in Lakeside, Pokhara

This friendly dog watches over the street scene of Lakeside from its high perch.

Boxers in Nepal
A happy Boxer dog in Pokhara

A trip to Pokhara is never complete without a walk up the hill to The Castle, a hotel with lots of boxers - live and stuffed ones too!

This is Branigan's daughter.  Branigan has been taxidermied and now presides over Branigan's Pub.   

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This handsome puppy is very happy to get some loving.   This dog has personality plus.

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This German Shepherd is a fine example of why they are so popular worldwide.   What a beauty!

Folk art beware of dog art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Folk art Beware of Dog art hand painted against a backdrop of the Himalayas

Above is an example of what you can expect when you immortalize your pets here in Nepal.   You give 3 artists fair trade work and get a choice of 3 lovely paintings to boot!   I am here in Nepal right now awaiting your order!

More later.   Stay tuned to hear more about Nepal and the Danger Dogs from Nepal fair trade art project.   

If you are near Brighton, England, during the month of May, please stop by and see the Danger Dogs live...

 Where and when to see The Dog Show?   

THE DOG SHOW  

33 sillwood road, brighton, bn1 2le

Brunswick TOWN trail venue 2

Saturday and Sunday, 30th April, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th May,

11.00 to 18.00

You can learn more on their facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/thedogshowbrighton

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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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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 $22 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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