13/08/2013 11:24 BST | Updated 13/08/2013 11:45 BST

David Cameron Nearly Drops A Pooch At Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (PICTURES,VIDEO)

The prime minister was pictured playfully pawing a pampered pet but was perturbed when the prettified pooch proved perilously precarious, punishing him for failing to provide the perfect platform.

That's right. David Cameron nearly dropped a dog.

The PM was visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London on Tuesday where he praised the "fantastic" work of volunteers.

The centre is celebrating the recruitment of its 1,000th volunteer, James Moore, 32, from Beckenham.