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Dog of the Day - Stella!

Stella is an unusual beauty.   She is part Basset Hound and part Springer Spaniel and a lovelier combination would be hard to find.

Named after the beer Stella Artois, she is as soft and friendly as can be.   I had the good fortune to meet Stella and her owner at the Terrence Rogers Gallery who were having an opening of the fine young artist Jason Kowalski.   More information on the show can be found here at the Terrence Rogers website.

This is Chester, a full-blooded Basset Hound, as painted by Nara of Asha Arts.   Available.

Chester in profile by Sufraj.    Available.

This Springer Spaniel by JK Arts is extra large at 18 square inches.   Available.

All of the above artwork is on metal, and hand-painted by Nepali signboard artists.   I have commissioned over 1400 pieces to date, giving considerable work to these endangered artists.   

You can support the project by buying an existing piece - I have many breeds available, including cats, birds and rodents - or by commissioning a piece of your own pet.   Each commission will get a choice of three pieces by three different Nepali signboard artists.     Prices vary on existing signs but most range from $130-$200.

Send me a photo of your pet, and the next time I go to Nepal (twice a year), I will give that photo to three artists.  The cost is $250 for a single image on the metal signboard, and you pay only after I return and you decide which of the three you like.    You pay nothing if you do not like any of the three.  The extra signs are sold at museum shops around the country.  

You get a choice of three paintings, three artists get work and museum shops get folk art!   Micro-finance through art patronage!

Please contact me at [email protected] for more information or with any questions.   Go to to see my website.

Still more Danger Dogs to come!


Gracie by Sufraj, Amar Shrestha and Megh Raj.   All photos clockwise from top left.

Belle by Amar Shrestha, Sufraj and Megh Raj.

Frank Zappa by Amar Shrestha, Sufraj and Megh Raj.   Pretty tough choices, no?

Found this sketch of the lovely Belle in Megh Raj' studio while picking up.  

Miles the Black Chow in all his glory!   By Sabala.   Had a problem yesterday where all of Sabala's last few are wet.   So they will sit on the rooftop drying yet another day.   Can't complain about the workmanship, only about the timing!

Polly almost dry by Sabala.   

Emma the Catahula Leopard Dog in the snow, and Nanuq the friendly giant Samoyed on the rocks!  By Sabala, of course.

Sabala's adopted son, Sonu, with Gus by Sabala.

Had another long walk yesterday and came across this Danger Basset Hound!

And the other side of the above sign!   Very nicely painted, both of them.   I was not expecting a Basset Hound on the other side when I saw this!

On a completely different note, this is for my husband.   For many years there was a legendary armored Checker Cab here in Boudha owned by a local character named Dutch Bob.   That's right, an armored Checker Cab!

A little dusty, but still straight and in good condition.   I've been told that it still runs, was started recently (a year ago), but the tires look relatively sound.   Popped the hood, opened the door.  


Hard to see if the rumors of being armored are true, but the driver's door was heavy.
And this cute boy is to let Maggie know that there are coned dogs in Nepal, too.   This handsome young Tibetan mastiff has a sore spot and he doesn't seem to mind his cone at all.

Finals tomorrow, I hope!   In the meantime, Namaste and to all a good night.

Questions, concerns, ideas?   Email me at [email protected] or go to the website for more information.

You ain't nothing but a Basset Hound Dog from Nepal!

This blog will feature Chester, the only Dangerous Basset Hound so far.   Basset.Sagar

Chester is a Majestic Basset Hound by Sagar.   Basset.Asha_47
Asha weighs in with a sceptical Chester the Basset Hound.   Basset.Sufraj_49
Chester in profile by Sufraj.   Beware of this Basset Hound.   Basset.Amar_46
A pastel and wary Chester by Amar.   All of the above are available.   
Chester's owner chose this.   He looks like an aeroplane pilot here.   Chester Earheart.   

Any questions about the Danger Dogs or Nepali Pup Art, please contact me.   [email protected]