We came to know about the FBRN (that's French Bulldog Rescue Network) through Chris's old boss's wife - specifically about Newman. We applied to adopt this dog and it was really intense. A representative from the Network came to our house to inspect it, and everything. We kind of thought we were a shoe-in, because we had an inside connection. Well, we found out that someone in St. Louis will be adopting Newman. =( So, apparently, it was very competitive. (Haha.) We still probably want to get another dog at some point, but who knows when that will be. I just think it is hilarious/telling, we got so into this, and I really assumed this dog would be ours. I was clearly wrong. I'm sure it's for the best!