A family’s French Bulldog is at the center of their Lafayette, IN based company

Kate and Ryan Smith took the ideas that Kate had sketched back in 2008 and launched the From Frank Greeting Card line in 2011. They wanted the company to be based on Frank’s mission in life, “to make humans smile.”

“Once I got the look and the brand nailed down, it didn’t take long too long to write the captions (for the cards),” Kate said, and they started off by launching at a local store in their hometown of Lafayette. From there, Recycled Paper Greetings, a division of American Greetings, and Target stores took interest in the cards. By the summer of 2013, the From Frank line was in Target stores nationwide. In 2014, the brand expanded after receiving 11 licensees for products, which included t-shirts, coffee mugs, calendars, lottery tickets, party supplies, and pet products.

One of From Frank’s newest projects is a book, “Don’t Fart When You Snuggle. Lessons on how to make a human smile.” Kate says that Frank and some of his friends together gathered up their tips and tricks on how to make humans smile. Residents in the Lafayette area will get the chance to meet Frank and purchase a “pawtographed” copy of his new book.

Jonah Hill has a new love of his life

Jonah Hill couldn’t be prouder of his new “adopted daughter” Carmela, his French Bulldog.

“She’s incredible. She’s the light of my life,” Jonah told Ellen Degeneres.

Jonah Hill has a new love of his life, his French Bulldog Carmela.

Carmela can do more than sit and stay, which she does do very well, but she won’t move until Jonah gives the command.

“If you walk around the room, and even throw treats on the floor, she won’t move until you say ‘OK,” the two-time Oscar nominee said. “I don’t want to brag, but she might be a genius.”

The beaming papa showed off his pictures of his little pup that included shots from set and in the arms of Carmela’s Uncle Chan-Man, Jonah’s 21 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum.

“He was kind of helping me whip her into shape. And she respected her more than me,” Jonah said.

The Wolf Of Wall Street star took the more motherly role with his dog and allowed Channing to lay down the law.

“I’m like the mom who can’t disappoint her daughter. I’m like, ‘I love her too much,’ and Chan’s like the strong guy who makes sure things don’t go too bad,” he explained.

The actor spends every day with his “best friend” Carmela and now he never has to leave her behind. Ellen presented Jonah with cuff links and a bow tie with Carmela’s actual face imprinted on each.

Watch the Academy Awards on March 2 to see if Jonah wears his puppy-dog accessories and if he wins for Best Supporting Actor.