updated 08/16/2014 AT 11:50 AM ET
•originally published 08/15/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
But in order to keep them, we have to bring you things like this video of adorable puppies playing with toys in the PEOPLE studio.
The only reason we’re still employed is because there is actually a reason for all this cuteness: Animal Planet’s Emmy-nominated series, Too Cute, has somehow managed to get even cuter in its second season, with Too Cute! Pint-Sized, a 12-episode, half-hour series that begins Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (two back-to-back episodes air each week).
The series features completely adorable stories about mixed-breed pups, mixed-breed kittens, English bulldogs, pugs, cockapoos, Irish setters, German shepherds, Siamese kittens, British shorthairs and even a menagerie of barnyard animals we could go on, but we won’t. We need to think of more ways to look busy. So maybe we’ll watch this video again – just to make sure it’s perfect.
For more puppy cuteness just like this, tune in to Animal Planet’s Too Cute! Pint Sized.