No One-Trick For This Pony-Riding Dog! [Video]

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Bet you’ve never seen a dog ride a one-eyed pony before. But guess what? Today is your lucky day!

Callie Schenker has a beautiful little pony named Cricket. Cricket has only one eye, and the Missouri mama came home to see Cricket doing the most interesting thing–giving her neighbor’s dog a pony ride!

Schenker said she pulled into her driveway and saw Cricket with their neighbor’s Corgi riding atop Cricket’s back. She took her phone out, as you do when a dog is riding on your one-eyed pony’s back, and recorded a video she uploaded to Facebook.

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I can't make this stuff up!!!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!💁🏼💁🏼ATTENTION!!! STOP sending friend request!! I will not be accepting any of the over 500 request I've gotten!! I do not know you people!!Also, the dog is my neighbors. He randomly shows up. I guess I just caught him riding my people at the perfect time! The dog didn't get hurt! No the dog is not abused at his home, he just likes to travel the rural area we live. Cricket is fine, he lost his eye along time ago in an incident that had nothing to do with the dog! I DID not put the dog on the pony! Honestly I was pulling in my drive way from going to Mcdonalds when I seen this happening. I'm lucky I even got the video because my phone was nearly dead. I didn't have any intentions of his video being viral. I just post a funny video I thought my friends would enjoy. I'm glad everyone got a good laugh out of this.🐴🐴UpDate! I want to read comments but I can't because they come in so fast. Everyone is more than Welcome to join the new page "Cricket and Pals". I will have more videos and pictures there.

Posted by Callie Schenker on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Saying she couldn’t make this stuff up, and that Cricket and the dog are best friends, the video (obvs) went viral garnering nearly six million views.

Schenker said that the notoriety has been overwhelming–and that people have tons of questions. She said she did not put the dog on the pony, nor is Cricket for sale. The Corgi is taken care of, she says, but living in a rural area with a family that tends to keep to themselves. He just likes to travel to his best bud. She isn’t sure of his name, but believes it to be Roper.

As for questions about Cricket’s eye? She says that he lost it in an accident years ago, and the dog had nothing to do with it.

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Her favorite part of the video clip is that it seems as if at one point in the video, the two seemed to ride off together, thick as thieves, into the darkness. She couldn’t believe the dog actually stayed on and rode Cricket as a human would, and felt it worthy enough to capture on video. Especially because ‘Roper’ often sneaks over to snack on their dogs’ food while visiting Cricket–he’s sort of a mainstay at their house without being officially so.

She’s been so overwhelmed with the video, she’s created a page for Cricket and Pals!

Consider your day made. You’re welcome!

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