Our little beagle puppies from Jolly Girl have officially started the weaning process! I am very proud of these little puppies! They have spent 20 minutes without mama every day. I place them in the weaning area and they are learning to huddle around a breakfast of WET puppy chow. I have done this for the past 3 days. A few of them are starting to show some interest in the wet puppy chow. I am so excited! I saw one or two of them actually sniff it! This is good news! Hopefully the interest will increase each time they visit the weaning area. The goal is to have them fully weaned by 7 and 1/2 weeks of age. I do it very gradually. When they start eating and enjoying their breakfast, then I increase the time spent away from mama until it is a FULL 24 hours away from her. Meanwhile, my little Jolly girl is visiting with her fellow beagle friends and enjoying a much deserved break from her lively little beagle puppies! Lemonade, the daddy, always sniffs her very curiously when she comes in for social time. You know those beagle daddys! They simpley do NOT have a clue about thier babies! I know Lemonade wonders where those babies come from. He doesn’t have a clue that FUN with girls MEANS a big family of babies for mama to take care of!