Published Friday, 10 August 2012
The kitty in question is owned by the uploader of the video, the aptly-named CatTrainerToo, who many have suggested may have trained the animals involved and orchestrated the feat whilst trying to pass it off as a coincidence.
Regardless, the video has almost reached 100k views on YouTube as many pick up on the rarity of seeing a surfing cat make his escape while a dejected dog looks on in defeat.
In the video's comments, the owner is eager to stress that he was not involved in any training of the dog at least, stating "It's funny that people think I taught the dog to chase a cat. I didn't, he is chasing the cat on his own. The dog skidded that last few feet because he didn't want to fall into the pool, which he accidentally fell in as a young pup and is very afraid of falling in again."
Staged or not? You can decide but there's no denying that it really is a great escape.