Tahoma French Bulldogs

Luna-Maxx Puppies
Born February 9, 2009

Luna, about 8 hours before giving birth.
She's as round as a bowling ball!

Day 0

Day 0
Day 0: Luna gave birth to 5 beautiful puppies this evening.
Our boy Maxx is the father.
Keep checking back for daily updates!

Day 1
Day 1: We want to thank Dr. Lee Anderson and his staff at Anacortes Animal Hospital for again
doing such a wonderful, seemingly effortless job on the c-section on Luna on Monday evening.

As happens with a c-section, Luna's puppies all arrived at the same time.
Between Kirsten and Rick and Dale and the skilled staff,
we each were able to take one of the five newly born puppies, drying and rubbing it
until it began to breathe, and move, and cry - and see the joy of a new life happen in our hands.

The puppies' weights, at 24 hours old:
Larger cream boy: 9 ounces
Smaller cream boy: 7-3/4 ounces
Brindle boy: 8-3/8 ounces
Brindle girl: 9-1/8 ounces
Fawn Pied girl: 7-1/8 ounces

Luna is being a dutiful mother, lying patiently with her new brood.
Maxx is the proud father. We hope that some of these puppies will follow in his footsteps into the show ring.
Please continue to watch each day, as the puppies grow and develop.

Day 2
Day 2: When the puppies aren't eating, they're sleeping.
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 9-1/4 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 8-1/4 ounces
Brindle boy: 8-3/4 ounces
Brindle girl: 9-3/4 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 7-3/8 ounces
Everyone's put on a little bit of weight.

Day 3
Day 3: Sound asleep with a full tummy.
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 10-5/8 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 10 ounces
Brindle boy: 10-7/8 ounces
Brindle girl: 11-1/2 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 8-3/4 ounces

Day 4
Day 4: The little fawn pied girl is such a cutie!
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 12-1/8 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 11-1/4 ounces
Brindle boy: 12-1/4 ounces
Brindle girl: 12-5/8 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 10-1/4 ounces

Day 5
Day 5: Luna is doing great and already has lots of energy back.
The puppies are thriving under her careful supervision.
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 13-3/4 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 13 ounces
Brindle boy: 13-5/8 ounces
Brindle girl: 13-1/2 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 11 ounces

Day 6
Day 6: Our first yawn!
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 16-1/4 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 13-1/4 ounces
Brindle boy: 14-1/2 ounces
Brindle girl: 15-1/4 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 12-1/2 ounces

Day 7
Day 7: Fat and happy.
At one week of age, the puppies have just about doubled their birth weights.
Larger (darker) cream boy: 17-1/2 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 14-3/4 ounces
Brindle boy: 16-3/8 ounces
Brindle girl: 16-7/8 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 13-1/4 ounces

Day 8
Day 8: There's barely room for everyone to nurse at the same time!

Day 9
Day 9: The big cream boy's eyes opened today.

Day 9
Day 10: More eyes open and sleepy and full - very sweet!

Day 11
Day 11: Marbled rye? Pied burrito? Or just plain love...

Day 13
Day 13: ALL eyes - wide open! Where's lunch??

Day 14
Day 14: Fat brother makes a good Pillow!

Lg Cream boy - 1 lb 12 oz
Sm Cream boy - 1 lb 6 oz
Fawn Pied girl - 1 lb 2 oz
Brindle girl - 1 lb 9 oz
Brindle boy - 1 lb 9 oz

Day 15
Day 15: Baby cream boy, bigger and bigger and bigger!

Day 16
Day 16: Playing more and more,
and then more sleep, more eat, more sleep..

Day 17
Day 17: Luna is a terrific mother, sitting patiently on her blanket
beside the puppy pen while they sleep between feedings.

Day 17
Day 17: It always makes us smile to see puppies so relaxed when they sleep.

Day 18
Day 18: Between frequent naps and occasional feedings, the puppies are beginning to walk around
and interact with each other, and even react to sounds, like Luna barking at people outside the window,
and sometimes beginning to join in with their own little barks and squeaks.

Day 20
Day 20: As the puppies approach their 3-week-old birthday tomorrow,
they are beginning to get up and around,
and have short periods of play before nap time after nursing.

Day 21
Day 21: Three weeks old today. And we weigh (from left to right):

Larger Cream boy - 2 lbs - 6 ounces
Brindle boy - 2 pounds - 1 ounce
Smaller Cream boy - 1 pound - 13 ounces
Brindle girl - 1 pound - 15 ounces
Pied Girl - 1 pound - 8 ounces

(And remember how little they were!)
Day 1 comparison

Day 22
Day 22: The puppies are spending more time playing.

Day 24
Day 24: Luna will often stay in the pen after the puppies are
done nursing and let them play with her.

First food First food coma

Day 26: The puppies got their first taste of food today.
There was no hesitation at all - they just gobbled it up.
Satisfied, they all fell sound asleep. It looked like the morning after a frat party!

4 weeks old
More 4-week portraits. The big cream boy weighs 3 pounds 3 ounces...

4 weeks old
... the red pied girl weighs 2 pounds 3 ounces...

4 weeks old
... and the smaller cream boy (who may turn out to be a cream pied) weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces.

4 weeks old
Four weeks old! At 4 weeks of age, the brindle girl (above) weighs 2 pounds 8 ounces,
and the brindle boy (below) weighs 2 pounds 13 ounces.

4 weeks old

Week 5
Sleeping buddies.

Week 5  Week 5
As the puppies approach 5 weeks of age, we're beginning to see distinct personalities.

Week 5
The brindle boy and girl are very sweet, quiet and self-assured.

5-1/2 weeks
At 5-1/2 weeks of age, we have 7 of 10 ears up.
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 4 pounds 4 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 3 pounds 13 ounces
Brindle boy: 3 pounds 13 ounces
Brindle girl: 3 pounds 7 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 2 pounds 13 ounces

5-1/2 weeks
The puppies continue to develop their own, individual personalities.
They're spending a lot more time playing with each other and with toys.

Six weeks old
Six weeks old, and 9 out of 10 ears up!
Today's weights:
Larger (darker) cream boy: 4 pounds 15 ounces
Smaller (lighter) cream boy: 4 pounds 6 ounces
Brindle boy: 4 pounds 3 ounces
Brindle girl: 3 pounds 15 ounces
Fawn pied girl: 3 pounds 1 ounces

Six weeks old
Play hard, sleep hard.

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The puppies will be 7 weeks old in a few days and are enthusiastically
exploring the world outside their pen.

Zipper at 8 weeks    Zipper at 8 weeks

Tahoma's Zip It Up ("Zipper") is the most independent puppy in the litter.
He's very curious, and sometimes prefers to play on his own.

Zipper at 8 weeks

Lacy at 8 weeks    Lacy at 8 weeks

Tahoma's Lace It Up ("Lacy") finally got both her ears up just a few days ago!
She can be a bit shy at first, but she's also playful and even mischevious, and is especially affectionate.

Lacy at 8 weeks

Button at 8 weeks    Button at 8 weeks

Tahoma's Button It Up ("Button") is cute as a...well, you get the idea.
She's a sassy little girl who more than holds her own when playing with the bigger boys.
She seems to be everyone's favorite puppy in the litter.

Button at 8 weeks

Ti at 8 weeks    Ti at 8 weeks

Tahoma's Tie It Up ("Ti") reminds us that it's the quiet ones you need to watch out for.
He's turning into a good-natured, well put together Frenchie
who we think will have good show potential.

Ti at 8 weeks

Cutter at 8 weeks    Cutter at 8 weeks

Tahoma's Cut It Up ("Cutter") looks the most like his father Maxx.
He's very self assured and expects lots of attention.

Cutter at 8 weeks

Hmmm... Maybe it's not such a good idea to give the puppies socks to play with.

Nine weeks old
This is the first week that the puppies have been outside,
and they're having a ball.

Washboard buns
Who needs washboard abs when you
can have washboard buns?

Our lovely big boy in a quiet moment of contemplation...
And who to jump on next?

9 weeks old
Ti and Button take a moment from playing in the yard to pose for a photo.

Zipper at 10 weeks
Zipper is turning into a confident, sociable, and very handsome boy.

11 weeks old
Zipper, Ti and Lacy enjoy yet another sunny day in the back yard.
The puppies are just a few days shy of 12 weeks old.