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Megh Raj has been working on many cats and dogs.  

Minnow the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj
Minnow the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj

Minnow is a pretty Tabby Cat and Megh Raj is working his photographic magic on her.

Ancho Toy Poodle
Ancho, a Toy Poodle in an early work in progress by Megh Raj Thapa

This work in progress of Ancho, the Toy Poodle, is farther along.  Ancho is very dapper in that hat.  And that tongue...

Paco, Lab mix, by Megh Raj Thapa
Paco by Megh Raj Thapa

Paco is almost finished.  He is waiting a bright and colorful background and his lettering.

Anya the Dalmatian by Megh Raj Thapa
Anya the Dalmatian by Megh Raj Thapa

Anya, a lovely Dalmatian pup, was bathed in a pink light in her photo.  I have told Megh Raj that she is perfectly black and white and she will be in her final portrait.  Despite the color problem, I can see that Anya (and Megh Raj) is headed in the right direction.

Yorkshire Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa
Sam the Yorkie by Megh Raj

Sam is very well captured by Megh Raj in this early work in progress.  A cute dog and it will be a cute portrait.

Shaggy Dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Buni the Pastry Shaggy Dog by Megh Raj Thapa

Buni has a wide grin as he contemplates eating the cookies he will be baking.  The lettering for this painting will read:  Buni the Pastry Chef:  Enjoy Hair in your cookie?

Nepali Artist Studio
Megh Raj's new studio


Lallo the Lagotto Romagnolo by Megh Raj as a work in progress

Lallo is a truffle hunting dog (Lagotto Romagnolo) that lives in Tuscany, Italy.  He loves his ball and is a smart and handsome dog.  He captured the heart of a cat-loving friend of mine.


If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet.   I am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.

I will return in early December, 2022, in plenty of time to deliver for holiday gifts.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!


1.  Send me a photo of your pet to [email protected]. Find out more at  

2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.

I will give the photo 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!

Let's keep these artists painting.


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