Sure, you may have seen the now-viral image of an old dog carrying an entire bag of dog food on a rain-soaked street in Sinton, Texas, but many are saying that this pooch – his name is Otis, by the way – is inspiring people worldwide. But Salvador Segovia says he’s just glad that Otis is home. After all, it was his job to look after the now-famous dog during the most intense part of Hurricane Harvey.
But more than that? Otis belongs to Segovia’s six-year-old grandson, Carter, who had fled for higher ground with his parent. As the story goes, Otis got loose Saturday after breaking the back screen, but thankfully, the German shepherd mix made his way home…with the dog food in tow.
Segovia said the dog looked at him as if to say, "Hey, I'm home and I got me some provisions here." Such an attitude has now seen Otis become the unlikely symbol of Texan resilience. But for locals, Otis has always been a beloved character. "Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger,” Segovia notes. “He's the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house. He also goes to (the supermarket). He's not a stray. He's a good dog.”