After appearing to insult his corgi pal’s short legs, a cheeky dog has become an internet celebrity. Since owner Ailish brought them together, Dustin, a Jack Russell and pug crossbreed, has developed a strong bond with Tayto. However, one video, in particular, has cemented the duo’s place in the hall of viral celebrity. Dustin, three, is seen in the video trailing behind Tayto, two, in the hallway of their owner Ailish Ryan’s home in Sydney, Australia.
Dustin crawls on his front belly with a naughty grin on his face, as if he hasn’t been seen. When Tayto gives him a sidelong glance, the two have a hilarious spat. After that, the Jack Russell mix walks out of the room.
The video, which was first released on Instagram on February 22, has subsequently been viewed over 6 million times after being reposted on Twitter. Thousands of people thought the smaller dog was making fun of his friend’s shorter legs.
“Look at me, I’m a Corgi!” said another, imitating Dustin. I have short legs, and when I walk, I appear like this.” However, in an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online, Ailish believes that not all was as it looked. “I’ve seen that a lot of people believe Dusty is ridiculing Tayto and his little stumpy legs, which I think is hilarious!” she exclaimed.
“It certainly appears to be that way, especially in that video.” “I’m sorry to break anyone’s bubble, but I don’t think Dusty is smart enough to think that way, and he’s just scratching his tummy and barking at Tayto for interrupting his scooting.”
Every day, the 24-year-old added, the two have amusing encounters. She went on to say, “They’re a strange couple of dogs.” “Dusty is witty and affectionate, whereas Tayto is reserved but kind in his way.” “It’s pretty wild how much it’s blown up!” she said of her video’s viral success. I’m thrilled folks like Dusty and Tayto as much as I do daily!”