End of April/first part of May - Preston and Madison 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 3, 2008 confirms that Madison 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 - Madison is getting big. . .tonight we found several heartbeats with our heart monitor. The nursery is ready. Friday we go in for an x-ray and pick up WhelpWise.
We have decided on "star" for Madison's litter theme. This is in keeping with her registered name Himmlisch Cosmic Ocean. Some ideas . . .
Himmlisch A Star Is Born
Himmlisch Shoot for the Stars
Himmlisch Star Light Star Bright
Himmlisch Brightest Star
Himmlisch Am I Seeing Stars
Himmlisch Rock Star. . .
June 27, 2008 - This afternoon we went to the vet for an x-ray to confirm everyone is lined up and ready for the trip into the world. We have started to monitor Madison twice a day with WhelpWise. Yes, we went out and found more red-white-blue ribbon (see nursery link above)!
July 6, 2008 - The babies have arrived - 4 boys and 3 girls. Everyone is doing great!
July 6 - 12, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 11, 2008 - Today was tail dock / dew claw removal. Everyone is a little fussy but doing well.
July 13 - 19, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 19, 2008 - Eyes are staring to open. . .puppies are getting up on their legs.
July 20 - 26, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
July 25 - 26, 2008 - Puppies have discovered toys and each other. . .
introduction to "puppy slop" but getting more on themselves than in their mouths.
July 27 - August 2, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 17, 2008 - August 23, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008 - Click for Pictures..
August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
October 5, 2008 - October 29, 2008 - Click for Pictures.
"Shelby" Himmlisch Northern Star (multi-star girl)
"Max" Himmlisch Maximillian Von Stern * (red-star boy)
meaning of Von Stern is - of the Stars
"Sparkles" Himmlisch Cosmic Starlight (red-white-blue girl)
"Ozzy" Himmlisch Rock Star (red boy)
"Winston" Himmlisch Wish Upon A Star (blue boy)
"Riley" Himmlisch Our Shining Star (blue star boy)
"Cassi" Himmlisch Reach For The Stars in Cassiopeia (check girl)
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