You know what happens when puppies reach eight weeks old, don't you? That's when they're able to leave their family and join a human family. (That's when our family always purchased our pups: at eight weeks old.) "Now, 8 weeks, they are ready to venture out into the real world (and off line). Some of the puppies will be leaving this weekend," reports the Sun Sentinel, who has a heartwarming slideshow of their growth, complete with treacly music. They're looking more and more like dogs. They're barking like crazy right now for their food. Dry food! Awww. I suppose we always knew this day was coming. Farewell, dear hearts.