Are you artsy? Crafty? Use it to help French Bulldogs!

Are you an artist? A craftsperson? A photgrapher? Do you make beautiful things or design beautiful art?

If you answered yes, and you also love French Bulldogs, then the French Bulldog Village needs your help.

Breed rescue isn’t cheap, and breed rescue in Frenchies, with their esoteric health needs, byzantine genetic conditions and specialized Veterinary requirements is bankruptingly pricey. The French Bulldog Village might be the new kids on the block when it comes to helping French Bulldogs in need of rescue or adoption, but that hasn’t stopped them from tackling the tough cases – the expensive cases. But this can’t – and won’t – continue without some help.

And that’s where you come in.

If you’re an artist, or a graphic designer, can you donate a design – an original piece of artwork, in digital format? It will give the French Bulldog Village new designs to sell through Cafe Press, and in return you’ll get a full page spread on the Village (and on French Bulldog Z, and on this blog), not to mention the undying gratitude of legions of sad faced, needy little Frenchies.

Delilah is sad
Delilah is sad because you haven’t donated….

Are you a craftsperson? Can you donate a one of a kind item to the Village for them to auction off? Anything at all will do – it doesn’t even have to be French Bulldog specific, although if it is, that would be nice, too.

Do you do something else, make something else – anything that can help to raise funds for the Village? Will you donate a training session, or a Pet Psychic session, or a ride in your helium balloon, or… well, anything?

If the answer is yes, then email Rebecca, and tell her I sent you.

Look, don’t make me run a “If you don’t donate, we’ll shoot this Frenchie” type ad, because I will so do it, I swear.

(OK, at the very least I will shoot a photo of Tessa looking very, very disappointed and sad and all upset, at the thought of needy little sick Frenchies being told “so sorry, we can’t help”. You don’t want that now, do you?)

If you don’t make things, or have things, or want to get involved, could you at least donate a couple of bucks? Pretty please? Do it for all the sad eyed puppies… or bad karma will haunt you forever.


Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary Needs Help you can afford a little post Christmas giving, please consider making a donation to Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary. Cedarhill provides refuge for exotic and domestic cats, and is a non profit, 501(c) charity.

On December 27th, Cedarhill suffered a devastating fire.  They lost the entire building that houses their laundry and medical facilities, but they also lost the housing for their senior domestic cats, and every single one of the seniors that were housed there. I can’t even imagine the emotional pain this must have caused them.

From the Cedarhill website:

On Thursday morning, December 27, at approximately 6:30 am, the Senior Cat House at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary, Inc. burst into flames.  The house went up in flames so fast that the cats didn’t have a chance to get out….two managed to escape, but 45 of my beautiful senior babies perished in the fire.  My grief is beyond words as I sit here at my desk and look out at the burned ruins smoldering in the rain.

The double-wide for the seniors was more than just their home.  It housed the laundry facility, all of the bedding for the entire sanctuary as well as over $3,000 in desperately needed medication and medical supplies and much more.  Cedarhill is in a state of emergency and urgently needs financial donations to help replace the lost supplies and equipment.  More importantly, funding is needed to clean-up and rebuild a new home for senior cats awaiting a second chance.

In loving memory of:  Alley Cat, Barnee, Breanna, Celeste, Christmas, Crystal, Cuddles, Danielle, Diana, Dino, Dizzy, Ella, Elvira, Frazier, Freckles, Gizmo, Grizabella, Heavenly, Isis, Jasmine, Jennie, Libby, Maggie, Mallroy, Man Man, Marilla, Michief, Midnight, Oliver, Patches, Paw Paw, Pretty Boy, Princess, Puck, Sabrina, Samantha, Sammy, Sierra, Snow Ball, Susie, Tabatha, Tank, Tickles, Tweety Pie and Zena.

Here’s a newspaper article on the fire, and the clean up and recovery efforts –

Officials assessing cause of fire that destroyed 48 cats

By Garthia Elena Burnett Volunteers at the Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary are reaching out to the community for help after a Thursday morning fire destroyed the trailer previously serving as the home for their senior domestic cats.

The fire started at about 6:30 Thursday morning. It took nearly six hours to completely put out the blaze. By then, the entire building was ravaged, and only two of the 50 cats, ages 11 and up, escaped. The bodies of the other 48 later were recovered by firefighters.Despite taking time to mourn, Craig and others manning the haven for rescued animals must press on.

“We still have 250 more animals out here that we need to take care of,” she said. “And once we get this place rebuilt, we’ll have 50 more cats to take care of.”

Workers hope to re-open a new home for cats, but they need donations.

The non-profit organization is funded completely by donations.

“We have about 1,800 donors that have supported us for a number of years from all over the country,” said Craig.

Among the sanctuary’s needs is a new doublewide trailer.

“There’s absolutely nothing left,” Craig said of the cats’ former home.

Cedarhill also needs volunteers to help in cleanup efforts and money to rebuild.

Cedarhill was the first sanctuary to be accredited by the Association of Sanctuaries and currently houses more than 300 animals, including 12 tigers, five lions, four cougars, two bobcats, one wolf, about 200 domestic cats, 30 dogs and six horses.

The sanctuary was founded in 1990 to serve as caretaker for abandoned, abused, homeless and neglected exotic and domestic felines.

If you can help Cedarhill, donations can be mailed to:

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary
144 Sanctuary Loop
Caledonia, MS 39740

Call Stephanie Cash at (662) 549-3261 for more information or to volunteer.

Learn more about Cedarhill at or learn more about the tragedy at