Salvador Segovia and Otis pose outside Segovia’s home in Sinton, Texas, on Saturday. Otis, who belongs to Segovia’s grandson, was seen walking on the street after the storm and carrying the bag of dog food. (Courtesy of Salvador Segovia).
Before Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast, Salvador Segovia abandoned his grandson’s dog, Otis, in his porch, together with water and food. However, the storm should have fearful Otis, so that he broke open the screen door and ran away on Friday night in Sinton, not far from Corpus Christi. “I stuck my head out yelling and yelling, and no Otis,” Segovia said. “The following morning, I got out and kept yelling, circled the block and everything, and nothing. We didn’t know where Otis was.” Meanwhile on Saturday morning,
Tiele Dockens was on her way to test in the homes of families and some friends that had evacuated when something caught her attention. There has been A puppy walking down a road, carrying a bag of puppy food.
“It’s like he’s on a mission,” explained Dockens, who resides a couple of miles away in the Segovias. “I just thought it was so cute.”
She took a photo and shared it on her Facebook page. Viral was fast gone by the photograph, and the puppy became an actress.
This puppy is currently walking about Sinton TX carrying a bag of puppy food. LOL #refugeePSA: Owner is located. He’s not a ramble he simply got out on his street.Dogs name is Otis.
Founded by Tiele Dockens on Saturday, August 26, 2017
Dockens explained the dog seemed familiar. In a city of approximately 5,000 individuals, she said it is likely she’s seen him. As she followed the dog she finished up outdoors Segovia’s home.
“This lady comes by and tells me, ‘Is that your pet coming in the Future?’ ” Segovia said. “And I turn around, there comes Otis, and he’s carrying food!”
The brownish German shepherd mix using a snout and ears walked up to the porch, put the bag of food down, and put on the ground, Segovia said.
Otis was an actor in Sinton long until he turned into a feeling that is viral. Everywhere Otis went — in the county courthouse, the supermarket, local stores — everyone appears to understand him. And he is constantly fed by people.
Otis, a German shepherd mix, was a local celebrity in Sinton, Texas, long before he became a viral star in a photograph of him carrying food Saturday as Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. (Courtesy of Salvador Segovia)
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“He’s got a real sad-looking face and people just admire him whenever they see him,” Segovia said.
Otis also likes to shoot off and he knows his way around town. He belongs to the regional Dairy Queen, in which somebody gives him a hamburger or even an ice cream, Segovia said. He likes to stop. He is always fed by the owners.
“Otis is a smart dog,” Segovia said. “He knows where to go pick up a treat.”
Segovia said Otis could have walked over to the timber shop before he was discovered Saturday morning. He believes Otis got inside and grabbed a bag of Ol’ Roy puppy food.
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“I’m thinking he picked up that dog food and he knew where it was,” he explained. “Nobody was there to feed him, and he picks up the dog food.”
Segovia stated he was observing Otis because of his grandson, Carter, who abandoned Sinton together with his parents to escape the storm.
Otis is about 6 years old, Segovia said. That the dog was discovered by him if he was a puppy. A guy who had been driving around stopped by a single day, also said he had been intending to leave the dog unless Segovia desired it.
“I said, ‘No, no, no, leave me, we will keep him,’ ” Segovia said. “He left the dog here, and it became my grandson’s dog.”