Behind the Scenes with Gambit the Frenchie

A Not So Still Life with Gambit

From the art-infused Clarion Alley to the hills of Mount Sutro, Gambit the Frenchie spends his days exploring the colorful streets of sunny San Francisco. Together with his creative humans, they began documenting their inspiring adventures through beautiful photography, capturing gorgeous moments in front of intricate street murals, picturesque garage doors, and stunning storefronts. With an Instagram feed loaded with artistry, I just had to find out more about their incredible story. So, I caught up with Gambit’s humans—Kelly and Will LaStrodl—and got the full scoop on Gambit, plus a behind the scenes look at the brilliant, more-than-just-a-hashtag, #stilllifewithgambit.
July 15, 2015 by Jamie Kakleas
Manny the Frenchie visits New York City Post by French Bulldog Love

Manny the Frenchie Visits NYC

A few weeks ago, Manny the Frenchie arrived in NYC to raise money for charity on his nationwide tour. Dozens of French Bulldogs gathered at the Eventi Hotel in Manhattan, sniffing butts, chasing tennis balls, and of course, posing for photos in their most dapper apparel.
May 09, 2015 by Jamie Kakleas
French Bulldog Homemade Grain-free treats French Bulldog Love

Easy Homemade Grain-Free Blueberry Treats for Dogs

A few months ago, Romeo developed a nasty hot spot on his left cheek. After a change in diet, a makeshift paper/duct tape cone of shame, and excessive vet bills, the stubborn hot spot finally healed after two months. The vet strongly urged me to take Romeo off any chicken, beef or lamb foods and limit him strictly to salmon, whitefish, duck or venison due to poultry allergies. I bought top of the line salmon dog food, stocked up on Wild Alaskan Salmon, salmon oil, sardines, and coconut oil for healthy skin and coat. But did I mention Romeo may in fact be the pickiest dog I have ever encountered? Fish every day—including his treats? He was not having it.

I tried a bunch of store-bought treats made of salmon, sweet potato, duck, venison—anything I could find that wasn’t made of chicken, beef, or lamb. But while Romeo was known for running to the treat jar at the sound of the clasp opening, he was beginning to turn his head the other way. That’s when I decided it was time to make my own.

January 26, 2015 by Jamie Kakleas
Adorable French Bulldogs on Swings by French Bulldog Love

Adorable French Bulldogs Swinging Life Away

French Bulldogs are known as the clowns of the dog world. I’m pretty sure they were put on this earth to fill our lives with endless laughter, love, snorts, snores and cuddles.

They wiggle their butts when we come home from work, they creepily stare at us as we indulge in our snacks, they follow us like a shadow around every corner, and they continuously make us laugh with their smiley faces and silly personalities.

After all, no day is a bad day when there’s a Frog Dog in your life. I mean, have you ever seen what happens when you put a Frenchie in a swing? If not, I strongly urge you to go find a Frenchie, find a swing and find out.

Orrrr you could just take a look at these 61 French Bulldogs swinging life away. Living in the moment. Enjoying the breeze. While some seem to be enjoying it more than others, all are off the charts on the cuteness meter.

So, let’s all take a break from our busy, boring lives and enjoy these French Bulldogs who have not a care in the world—except maybe, push harder, human!”

November 26, 2014 by Jamie Kakleas
Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade French Bulldog Love

2014 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Last Saturday, Romeo and I ventured out to Tompkins Square Park in NYC for the 24th Annual Halloween Dog Parade. I will say Romeo’s size 2T Superman T-shirt from Six Flags Great Adventure didn’t stand a chance against the creative apparel and presentations we saw. From intricate themed stages constructed to display costumed pups to entire families dressing up to play the part, this parade had it all.
October 29, 2014 by Jamie Kakleas
French Bulldog Meetup Breast Cancer

Frenchies Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

The Frenchie community is back at it again in Washington Square Park, this time for a noble cause—spreading love for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event was organized by Polo Spreads Love, a company inspired by French Bulldog, Polo, who was born to spread love to those who need it most.

The dog park was filled with Frenchies dressed in pink to support the cause, while pet parents gathered to share stories, snap photos, and make new friends. Even local news Pix11 was there to capture the excitement.

October 07, 2014 by Jamie Kakleas
Frenchies Take over NYC at giant French Bulldog Meetup

Frenchies Take Over NYC 9.20.14

Last Saturday, over 30 Frenchies and their obsessed Frenchie parents (myself, included) gathered in Washington Square Park in NYC for a butt-wagging snortfest that lasted til the sun went down. The weather was great, the dogs were smiling ear-to-ear, and the parents were filling every GB of their phones with snapshots and videos to document the entire event. So, how was it? Let's just say there was plenty of butt-sniffing.

October 07, 2014 by Jamie Kakleas

Award Winning Designs

We’re very proud to announce that our super popular Five Little Frenchies mug was featured as a “Today’s Best” product on Zazzle! “Your product, 5 Little Frenchies Mug, has been hand-picked as an example of creativity at its finest. Out of thousands of products on Zazzle, yours was chosen for being one of the best!” Yay!

July 16, 2014 by Jamie Kakleas