October 22, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

How do you make a sappy, melodramatic ’90s teen drama better? You add dogs, obviously.

And that is why we now have Dachshund’s Creek, which is just like Dawson’s Creek, but with wiener dogs instead of people. It’s “a story about love, life and growing up” and stars pooches named Gandalf, Winnie, Mocha and Aurora as the show’s central characters: Dawson, Joey, Pacey and Jen. It’s got the teen angst, sexual tension and melodrama you expect — but it’s so much cuter.

Man, this is so beautiful it makes us want to cry.

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