A 22-year-old Missouri woman’s video of her neighbor’s Corgi riding on the back of a one-eyed pony has reached millions of viewers since it was posted to her personal Facebook page Thursday.
Callie Schenker lives in Halfway, located about 10 miles east of Bolivar. To her surprise on Feb. 1, Schenker arrived home from a trip to McDonald’s and saw a neighbor’s dog sitting on the back of her pony, Cricket.
She shared a 15-second video of the encounter on her personal Facebook page. In the video, which now has more than 5.5 million views, Schenker points the camera lens toward the pony standing behind a fence. A Corgi sits calmly on the back of the pony. Headlights illuminate the unlikely pair.
Schenker makes a few kissing sounds, prompting the pony to break out a quick trot toward the darkness with his Corgi friend riding on his back.
“I can’t make this stuff up!!!” Schenker wrote on her Facebook. “So we pull back in our driveway tonight and this is what we see. This is not our dog! But apparently him and Cricket the one eyed wonder pony are best friends. I’m stealing the dog, new circus act!”
How did the dog get there?
It’s unclear, but Schenker later said in an updated post that she didn’t place the dog there.
In an interview with the Springfield News-Leader, Schenker said earlier this week that the Corgi’s owners are Mennonites who avoid going online, so they likely don’t know their dog is gaining internet fame.
Six days later, Schenker is still fielding requests from media outlets looking to share the story behind the viral video. On Wednesday, Schenker shared on her newly created Facebook page, Cricket and Pals, her video being played on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The video has also been posted on YouTube, and garnered an additional 95,000-plus views.
“I didn’t have any intentions of his video being viral,” Schenker said in a Facebook post. “I just post a funny video I thought my friends would enjoy. I’m glad everyone got a good laugh out of this.”