Recently, the National Geographic Channel ran the most amazing series! It's called "In the Womb," and it uses 4-D ultrasound technology to look at the gestation of various animal species in ways that we have never seen before, from inside the womb. This past Sunday they featured dogs in this series and I have to tell you it was amazing! I know that many of you are breeders of pups and have had some pretty personal experiences in whelping but this program offered a view from the inside of gestation... amazing. For example, did you know, that at 20-someodd days of gestation a fetal pup is already practicing running and panting behaviors? Fantastic! The program also gives a glimpse into the gestation of the wolf while showing at what point the domestic dogs veers away from his wild predecessor in the gestational process. Awesome. They even have film of a whelping wolf in her den. Cool. I don't know if my international readers will be able to view this program, but I do hope so. And for all of you locals out there... this episode will be airing again on the National Geographic Channel... Sunday, September 6th @ 12:00 P.M. eastern (set your DVR if you're at work then.) I know all dog lovers will enjoy it as much as I did.