While gangnam style might have the most you tube hits ever, some cat videos aren’t far behind when it comes to reaching viral mania – we take a look at some of our favourite animal videos…

There’s a bit of a competition going on between cat and dog lovers as to who’s more popular on the screen – while all animal videos are ridiculously popular, cat videos have the edge having more ‘viral potential’ – 1.6 billion versus 1 billion views according to the stats, so there’s no arguing that.

Here’s a pretty good rundown on the situation from buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/why-are-cats-better-than-dogs-according-to-the-in#.byKvyMXQv

We’ll start with the pooch videos just to even it up a bit!

Pooch excited to see owner

This dog literally jumps for joy when it spots its owner; it also appears to do a version of twerking every now and again:

And this dog passes out with excitement after been reunited with a family member after 2 years:

And this is hilarious – the owner videos the expected excitement when he returns home from work – not!!:

When an engineer owns a dog

We love these ball-throwing devices, and the clever pooches that use them:

Dogs taking a bath

This is a great compilation of dogs taking (or more like not taking) a bath:

Talking dogs

The viral sensation Mishka, the husky, saying ‘I love you’:

To be honest, we weren’t so impressed with the rest of the talking dogs in general, but here’s a reasonable compilation:

Fenton the ‘rein-dog’
The owner’s reaction is funnier than the dog in this one! Yet another video that went viral:

An oldie but a goodie…

This video became a viral sensation in 2009. It’s a video of sheep being herded into amazing shapes by Welsh sheep farmers in a video ad for Samsung. The sheep herding is real but there is a fair bit of computer trickery also involved. Read about it and see the video here:

And on to the cat videos…

We don’t have any ‘excited to see owner’ cat videos, because, well… it just doesn’t really happen! But we do have plenty of cat videos that we’re excited about.

Maru the superstar

You can’t go past the superstar cat Maru, who shot to fame in 2008 over his love affair with boxes. You can see a compilation of Maru antics here (I am Maru, the funniest cat on the planet):

And he’s still going strong in this 2014 video (I am Maru 6):

Twerking cat video
This is hilarious, he’s probably as good at twerking as Miley Cyrus is!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-DEHd7gDP8

Proof that cats don’t hate water

This cat won’t get out of the bath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKeks1yChJI

And this one showers itself in the bathroom sink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRhxCXCM0o

Cats at play

This cat is a great Jenga opponent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyZojbYUEA

The original keyboard cat is another oldie but a goodie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J—aiyznGQ

Funny cat compilation video

We viewed a lot of funny cat compilation videos and found this round-up to be the best. It includes everything from funny sleeping positions to the favourite drawer to a kitten eating broccoli:

Happy viewing!