By Ben Walley
This little boy has turned the tables on dogs being man’s best friend – by becoming pals with cats instead.
Little Mischa Semenov, three, has become firm friends with some of the cats his parents are breeding at their home.
Sweet video taken by his dad Alexey shows Mischa cuddling his feline friends and taking them for a ride in his plastic toy truck as they stretch out sleepily in the back.
When the toddler gets tired, the cats follow him to bed and curl up with him as if he were part of the litter, even giving him a caring lick.
Alexey, from Moscow, said: “We breed British cats here in Russia.
“Mischa has been helping us with the cats since he was a baby.
“He has always loved the cats and the cats have always loved him.
“Occasionally they nap together and they are always playing together. The cats love it when Misha takes care of them.
“They don’t always sit quietly, especially if we take them in the car, but Misha always relaxes them.
“Sometimes when he is asleep in his room, they will jump up and lie down next to him.
“Because it’s so sweet we started videoing some of his playtime with the cats.”