Assuming you left your beagle(s) at home or boarded them. What was thier response to you when you got home? The reason I ask this is we are going to Australia for 16 days in August and obviously we can't take Sammy, so she is going to stay with friends. It is going to be difficult leaving her, but I know she is in good hands. They have a beagle too, and the two of them get along really well. We are very fortunate to have this arrangement, cause I couldn't stand taking her to the doggie daycare we have here, since she is in a kennel all day.