Schenker had the wherewithal to capture the scene on video.
"I was astounded," Schenker told The Dodo. "I had no idea that, on the one hand, the dog could ride. And two, that Cricket was letting him do it."
Naturally, the video went viral, racking up more than 6 million views. Some of those viewers were skeptical, telling Schenker they didn't believe the corgi just happened to be on top of Cricket like that.
"People said I must have put the corgi up there. Tied him on there," Schenker said. "People were like, ‘That's a corgi, he can't just get up on that pony.’ I'm like, ‘He just did.’"
Still, Schenker hadn't even known that Cricket and the corgi were hanging out, let alone that they're riding buddies. And she was left with a lot of questions herself about how exactly this pair was accomplishing their circus-like trick.
On Tuesday, she got her answers.
Schenker was inside the house "putting on makeup," she said, when she heard some noises outside. She looked out her window — and there was Cricket, being ridden by his corgi friend again.
"The corgi is like a captain," Schenker said.