More like a basket of, oh I dont know, mice. Or hamsters.
They're kind of cute when you remember them and they're active and playful, but the most of the time they just sit in the corner playing in a cage and you forget about them. Until they make a mess in the cage and you have to go clean it up, then you remember awhile. But you clean it up and move on, forget about them again.
Puppies are loveable and cute no matter what. You pay attention to them win or lose.