So, why am I speaking into my shiny new Nintendo DS, going "Caramel! Walkies!"?
I knew we were in trouble when, having chosen the particular variety of Nintendogs because I wanted a calm, patient, obedient Husky, on actually going to the puppy choosing screen we found ourselves coming away with a brown-and-white beagle described as "wilful and full of energy". Because, you know, she was just the Right Dog.
This may be the cutest videogame of all time.