This is my ultimate obsession... my French Bulldog Pipi (yes, I know what her name means in French and it's quite appropriate).
My first encounter with a French Bulldog was ten years ago at the Hotel Saint-Germain in Paris. Jules (Julius Augustus Caesar) was the resident Frenchie and he totally stole my heart. I couldn't get down to the lobby fast enough in the mornings to see him again.
Three years later when I returned to visit Jules, he was joined at the hotel by his daughter Ogune.
I would even see Frenchies used in window displays!
After that visit, I made it my mission to find a Frenchie of my very own. And this is the little girl I found. Pipi is now seven years old. (In this photo she is modeling her coat designed and constructed by me).
Frenchies are becoming very popular in our neighborhood of St. Paul. They are described as little clowns in a philosopher's robe. Here Pipi is shown with house guests Tayto and Belle.
How can you not love a Frenchie?