May 12, 2008 - Preston and Liebe have been bred.
Fertilization + 21 to 28 days - the brain and spinal cord are developing, the embryo begins to bend its head forward and curl up in the classic foetal position. All the organs of the body, the limbs, head, eyes and face are being formed.
An ultra sound on June 9, 2008 confirms that Liebe is in whelp. At approximately 28 days the embryo is oval in shape and is about one inch in diameter.
Fertilization + 29 to 30 days - male and female sexual characteristics show and the eyelids close.
June 21, 2008 - Liebe is starting show. . .the babies are still hard to find but we were able to hear a couple heartbeats with our heart monitor. The nursery is ready. We go in July 7th for Liebe's x-ray. We are just keeping the Whelpwise so we have it to use as Liebe's date gets closer.
We have decided on "love" for Liebe's litter theme. Because her call name is Liebe (which is pronounced leeeeba) and is German for Love, we thought this was perfect. Some ideas . . .
Himmlisch Tunnel of Love
Himmlisch True Love
Himmlisch Love Child
Himmlisch A Symbol of Love
Himmlisch Who Loves ya Baby
Himmlisch Perfect Love. . .
July 2, 2008 - Liebe has another 12 days to go. Her x-ray is next Monday but she is already quite large!
July 7-8, 2008 - Liebe's x-ray shows the babies lined up and ready for their trip to the world. She is spending lots of time
resting between her monitoring.
July 10, 2008 - The babies have arrived - 3 boys and 4 girls. Everyone is doing great!
July 10 - 16, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 11, 2008 - Today was tail dock / dew claw removal. Everyone is a little fussy but doing well.
July 17 - 23, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 26, 2008 - Eyes are starting to open and babies are becoming more active but still crawling.
July 24 - 30, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 31 - August 6, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 7 - August 13, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 14 - August 20, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 21 - August 27, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 28 - September 3, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 4 - September 10, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 11 - September 17, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 18 - September 24, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 25 - October 1, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
October 2 - October 8, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
October 9 - October 29, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
"Tic Toc" Himmlisch Love Takes Time (grey boy)
"Kaya" Himmlisch Tehya Kaya * (pink girl)
* Native American name meaning. . . precious loved elder sister
"Leia" Himmlisch Blind Love Princess Leia (yellow girl)
"Max" Himmlisch liebt Kaiser Maximilian der Grosse* (purple boy)
*meaning = Himmlisch loves King Maximilian the Great
"Gimli" Himmlisch Gotta Love the Guy (teal boy)
"Tory" Himmlisch Storybook Love (orange girl)
"Merry"Himmlisch Love Makes The World Go Round (green girl)
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