A quick-thinking cat managed to escape a pursuing pooch and surf her way to safety in a backyard pool.
The ingenious move, caught in a YouTube video, showed an aggressive Fox Terrier pursuing the feline on a sunny afternoon.
But the clever kitty was too quick for her menacing companion, as seen in footage uploaded to the video-sharing website by Robert Dollwet, an American animal trainer living in New South Wales.
Quick-thinking cat managed to escape a pursuing pooch and surf her way to safety in a backyard pool
The cat gracefully jumped on to a waiting surfboard and let the longboard take her to safety.
Enjoying a respite mid-pool, she casually glanced back at her pursuer — who was left dumbfounded by her skillful maneuver.
After a pause in the pool, the cat concluded her surfing stint.
Admitting defeat, the pup stayed on the other side of the water and watched her go her merry way.
A golden retriever puppy was rescued from drowning into a backyard pool by its mother.
It didn’t take long for the adorable pooch to realize there was no way out after it appeared to be thrown into the pool.
Its mother immediately dived in and swam to the rescue, pushing her pup above the water with her snout
At the edge of the water but unable to reach its little paws out, the pup’s mother climbed out and grabbed it by its scruff.
Appearing to teach her little one a lesson, the mother pulls the puppy around for nearly 10 seconds before coming to a stop and letting it go.
A golden retriever puppy was rescued from drowning into a backyard pool by its mother
The video that captured the moment, uploaded to YouTube on April 4, has already earned an astounding 120,000 hits.
And while some viewers cooed at the adorable puppy and her lifeguard mom, others did not have kind words for the dogs’ owners, likening their actions to animal abuse.
Criticizing the cameraman for not coming to its aide, user PrincessLorie wrote: “Disgusting owner trying to get their 15 min. of fame by endangering poor, helpless animals.”
Others defended their actions, and offered some reasoning.
“This is how we trained our K-9 German Shepherds to swim and rescue,” user Inventour1 wrote.
“We would toss them into the pool or ocean and let them figure it out. Dogs are tough and they can handle a little water now and then.”