06/03/2014 10:51 GMT | Updated 06/03/2014 12:59 GMT

Terry Shipman (And His Dogs) Launch Attempt To Beat Ellen's Oscars Selfie (And You Won't Believe How Well He's Doing)

A man in Texas, who has Tweeted a total of six times in his life, has launched an attempt to beat Ellen Degeneres' record for the most reTweeted picture in the world.

And he's not doing badly.

The picture (below) features himself and two little dogs. There is currently no word on why Mr Shipman launched his attempt, but so far it's proven fruitful - he has 132,000 retweets as of press time.

True, that's still several million below Ellen's star-studded Oscars selfie. But it's not bad - and it's growing all the time. It's already beaten the official Simpsons' attempt, after all.

Shipman has been pleased by the response but called on his sudden Twitter following to keep the momentum going:

Photo gallery Star Studded Selfies See Gallery