Traditionally, we’re always told dogs want to rip cats to shreds and that cats do their level best to avoid said ripping.

It’s something that’s taken as an absolute when you’re a child and you grow up believing it to be one of life’s truths; just take the example of Spike in cartoon classic Tom and Jerry – he hates cats so much he’s willing to work in cahoots with a feeble house mouse.

(Our younger audience want have a Scooby Doo who I’m on about there – will they even know SCOOBY DOO???)

What I’m trying to say is forget the lies you’ve been told, cats and dogs get on just fine.

Better than fine, in fact, as this next video proves, as a woman in Turkey has caught the incredible moment a life-saving dog jumped into a pond to save a drowning cat.

In classic d*ickhead fashion, the cat actually tries to go for the dog, despite clinging on to dear life, but the heroic dog is undeterred and jumps into to the water before hoisting the wet pussy (oi) onto his back and climbing out.

In a cruel twist of fate, the dog similarly nearly gets caught, but just about manages to claw his way out.

Check it out below:

Amazing.

Although I can’t be the only one wondering why the person filming the incident didn’t just step in to help.

Oh, wait, I’m not:

However, someone offered an explanation:

Sorry, I’m not having it: if you see a drowning cat, no, if you see a drowning ANYTHING, you put you f*cking phone down and you help whatever it is that’s drowning.

The fact that that even needs saying is ridiculous.

Great vid though.

Images via Twitter