Finals by Sanjib Rana
Live from Kathmandu: Old Beware of Dog Signs

Finals from Megh Raj

Better late than never!   Megh Raj took his time, but delivered!

Folk Art portrait of a Labrador Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal

Swami, a happy Labrador Retriever, will never fade from memory in his last final by Megh Raj Thapa.   The details on his smile are incredible.

Folk Art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal

Izzy, aka I.F. Stone, shines in his final by Megh Raj.   He has a way of bringing out the puppy in a dog.
Folk art painting of a Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Ramona, a pretty Terrier, rests on her blue blanket in a very red room!
Waffle the Malti-Poo, in a folk art beware of dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal

Waffle the Malti-Poo looks like a puppy in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.   There are some hard choices ahead...  She's a Honey!
Folk art beware of dog portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sami the German Shepherd is handsome in this classic portrait by Megh Raj.
Folk art portrait of a Ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sketch the Ginger Cat looks serene in her final portrait by Megh Raj.   
Folk art portrait of a Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal

Megh Raj is the only one to have given Cash a red background, the others were both black.   The translation in Nepal is "Paisoko Raja'  or Cash is King!
A folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Collar the Himalayan Cat with a bit of a different take than the others.   She is a beauty.
Folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal

Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, is ready for her close-up in this final portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Bearded Dragon hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rex the Bearded Dragon became Eex the Bearded Dragon.   I'm sure he will not mind.   The artists all absolutely loved getting this photo of Rex to paint.

Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here is Ramona the Terrier by Megh Raj.   I brought this one back, because her Dog-Pa wanted the lettering Thump, Thump, Thump, as that is how he remembers.   Her tail always wagging - and Thumping.
Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Dalev, the Canaan Dog, in his final portrait.   Megh Raj treated him differently, giving him a bright yellow background to set off his intelligent stare.
Folk art portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal

Jackson, the Jack Russell Terrier, in all his glory.  Megh Raj chose to highlight the dog rather than his background.   Both styles are nice.   The Nepali lettering is Maya:   the Nepali word for love.
Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal

Jitters, a Border Collie, by Megh Raj.   He looks trim in this one.
Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here we have Hunter, the Golden Doodle, with his head in the clouds!
Wonder Doc
Lastly, we have a new genre for the Danger Dogs artists.   This lady is a doctor who is much appreciated by someone.

I have to apologize for the slow loading time at Typepad.   They have started a new Photo Editing Suite that is difficult to navigate and will not allow me to downsize the photos so that they are easier to upload.   I assume that Typepad is working on this as we speak...

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back to Nepal in February, 2019, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats (and Dragons!).

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!


To order, 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 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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


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