On first pass, there is nothing wrong with this Corgi perched atop a pony, trotting into the night like a dragoon riding off to battle. It’s cute, it’s unexpected, all of its ingredients are perfectly calibrated to make the internet scream into its clasped hands. But something is off about this video, and I need to get to the bottom of it.
The story, as told to the Springfield News-Leader, is that 22-year-old Callie Schenker arrived to home one evening to see her neighbor’s Corgi perched on the back of her (one-eyed) pony, Cricket.
I don’t know how shit goes down in Missouri, but if I pulled up to see a dog sitting on top of my pony, I’d assume it was obviously installed there by a witch, and my first instinct would be to call the fire department or a priest or some combination of uniformed officials who could tell me what exactly was going on and how I could make it stop.
But Schenker wasn’t spooked; she found the whole scene hilarious, and immediately pulled out her phone to begin filming, later posting the video to Facebook with the caption “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!”
Schenker claims she didn’t put the dog on top of the pony, but I find that hard to believe. Her laughing only starts when the pony starts trotting, because what? It stayed on and didn’t get trampled to death? Isn’t the incredible part that the Corgi is there in the first place? Doesn’t she know her “neighbor’s” “dog” is actually a familiar working in tandem with an extended network of evil?
She also said that the pony lost its eye in an incident completely unrelated to the Corgi. Yeah, okay.