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August 27, 2009 - Preston and Madison have bred on day 6 of her cycle.

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.

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.

An ultra sound on October 19, 2009 confirms that Madison is in whelp. The nursery is ready. We listen for heart beats to track the "little babies".

November 2, 2009 - This morning we went to the vet for an x-ray to confirm everyone is lined up and ready for the trip into the world.

The litter theme is "fall". Each registered name will have the word fall or falling or fallen in it. Ideas include. . .
          Himmlisch Falling For You
          Himmlisch Catch A Falling Star "Catcher"
          Himmlisch Fall Into Fall
          Himmlisch Falling In Love Again
          Himmlisch Fall Fashion Trends
          Himmlisch The Fall Guy
          Himmlisch Fall Of Night "Twilight"
          Himmlisch The Festival Of Fall "Autumn"
          Himmlisch Don't Fall For That. . .

We have set up "a picture a day" slide show of the puppies. Each picture will stay on the screen for one second.
Current pictures in slide show are pre birth - February 13, 2010.
We hope that you enjoy it!

November 5, 2009 - The babies have arrived - 1 boy and 2 girls. Everyone is doing great! Click for Pictures.

November 8, 2009 - This evening we began the Early Neurological Stimulation program. Click here to read about it.

November 9, 2009 - Tails and dew claws were done this afternoon.

November 12, 2009 - One Week Old. Everyone has doubled their weight! Click for Pictures.

November 19, 2009 - Two Weeks Old. Eyes are beginning to open and babies are getting up on their legs. Click for Pictures.

November 26, 2009 - Three Weeks Old. Babies have started on puppy food. Click for Pictures.

December 3, 2009 - Four Weeks Old. Babies are getting sharp teeth. Click for Pictures.

December 10, 2009 - Five Weeks Old. Babies are learning new things every day. Click for Pictures.

December 17, 2009 - Six Weeks Old. Babies love to go outside and potty! Discovering new things is a non-stop thing. Click for Pictures.

December 24, 2009 - Seven Weeks Old. Babies are sleeping in crates at night and continue to develop. Click for Pictures.

December 31, 2009 - Eight Weeks Old. Ears are cropped and babies are busy busy. Click for Pictures.

January 7, 2010 - Nine Weeks Old. Babies are now sleeping through the night. Click for Pictures.

January 14, 2010 - Ten Weeks Old. Playing more and less naps. Click for Pictures.

January 21, 2010 - Eleven Weeks Old. Working on getting ears to stand. Click for Pictures.

January 28, 2010 - Twelve Weeks Old. Miss Green leaves this week. Click for Pictures.

February 4, 2010 - Thirteen Weeks Old. Babies are now puppies. Click for Pictures.

February 11, 2010 - Fourteen Weeks Old. Mr. Red leaves this week. Click for Pictures.

"Shadow" Himmlisch Fall Head Over Heels (green girl)

"Rintje" Himmlisch Don't Fall For That Rintje (red boy)

"Autumn" Himmlisch The Festival Of Fall (orange girl)

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