Anyone who gets his or her information about the animal kingdom from Cartoon Network may think that the relationship between dogs and cats is irreparably damaged by the frequent and creative use of anvils, mallets and dynamite.
But a recent real-world, life-threatening situation might say more about the bond between the species than any Warner Brothers feature.
A pug named Chloe and cat named Willow are the beloved pets of the Bjelland family from Billings, Montana, the Missoulian reports.
When Chloe witnessed her feline friend fall through the ice of a nearby pond late in February, it was her incessant and raucous barks that may have saved Willow's life.
Stirred by the ruckus, Amanda Bjelland went outside to check on Chloe, who led her owner to the pond, where Willow was frantically pawing at the layer of ice above her, unable to escape the freezing water.
Thankfully, Willow was pulled from the icy depths, and Chloe was rewarded with a special bone for her heroism.
"She knows she did good," Bjelland told the news source.
The Partnership for Animal Welfare says that pet owners can help dogs and cats coexist by understanding how the animals view their territory differently.