Our newly adopted 8 year old Beagle, Snickers, is having a difficult time adjusting to our new home. She was very close to her former owner, who is leaving the country and can't take her with her. We have 8 year old twins and no other pets. We've had Snickers three days now, and she still cries quite a bit, and seems to be really sad. She enjoys going on walks, is great with the kids, goes to work with my husband during the day (so is rarely left alone) but would really just rather lie on the couch then play with us in the yard. I am wondering what the activity level usually is for an 8 year old Beagle? She is healthy now, it seems (she's going to the vet on Thursday for a check up), but I am wondering how many years Beagles usually live healthy active lives (barring some unforeseen circumstance.) What are reasonable expectations as far as her activity level in the coming years? She has such a sweet personality and rarely barks, but really lacks much spunk. Her former owner (who had her since she was 2) said that she's never been interested in toys, balls or playing. For now, we have her on a consistent schedule, and are giving her all the love and attention that we can. ALso, I have never in my life had a dog before (although my husband has) and wonder if maybe my expectations may be unrealistic. Any thoughts from owners of older Beagles would be helpful.