It is well-known that cats and dogs often do not get along when they live together.
But this American Shorthair cat has bucked the trend by infiltrating a gang of three Shiba Inus and becoming a member of the canine pack.
The unnamed woman said she and her partner had Shibas for years but he refused when she said she wanted a cat as well.
Eventually, she found a cat, Kiki, which they both liked and now the feline has even started to act like her pet dogs, who are named Saki, Ibuki, Hazuki and Kiki.
She said: ‘I often hear that it’s the dogs who get used to their owner’s sleeping schedule, and cats are the jerks who get up early and wake you up at 4 AM or something like that, but Kiki also sleeps together with the rest of us until morning.’
The pets’ adventures are also documented on the couple’s Instagram page.
An American Shorthair cat named Kiki has become best friends with a trio of Shiba Inus, named Hazuki (left), Ibuki (centre), Saki, at their home in Chiba, eastern Japan
The cat has gained over 100k followers on Instagram as her owners share snaps of her adventures with her puppy friends
In another group shot of the pets, Kiki poses at the front while Hazuki lurks behind, followed by Ibuki and then Saki
The animals appear to be experts in performing matching poses, as this picture amazingly demonstrates
In this snap, Kiki seems to have one eye closed while his canine companions look on