Dogs are shown to take a more patient and supportive approach whilst the cats prefer to teach according to school of hard knocks
It’s the question on everyone’s lips – if your parent had to be a dog or a cat, which would you choose?
This video of a puppy and kitten being shown how to descend stairs revealed that those who chose cats may want to think again.
The first half of the video shows a cute labrador puppy trying to walk down the stairs, helped by supportive barks from his mum, who is waiting patiently at the bottom.
It then cuts to a shot of an older tabby cat with a kitten that is trying to walk down a steep ladder from the attic.
Clearly not in a caring frame of mind, it bats the kitten on the back, causing it to fall down the stairs and crash-land below.
The video has received over 820,000 views on YouTube, where it has provoked a debate amongst users.
Whilst some view the video as proof that dogs are more loving, others have taken it with a pinch of salt, suggesting that it was posted by a ‘cat hater’.
Others said that the cat’s actions were simply ‘efficient’.