I just stepped in to check on my beagle puppies this afternoon. All 3 of them are spraddled out in the whelping box napping peacefully. I suspect mama is enjoying the rest time also.. Even beagle mamas see the importance of nap time! they sure enjoy playing and romping together when they are fully awake. Cocoa Puff, my biggest boy is getting really, really fat. He is a little sweetie though. 1 more week , and then I will have to completely separate them from mama. It is always so hard to hear them crying! I think tomorrow we will lengthen time away from mama to 3 hours alone.