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)
Just before Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, Salvador Segovia left his grandson’s dog, Otis, in his screened-in back porch, along with food and water.
But the storm must have scared Otis, so he busted 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 check on the houses of some friends and families who had evacuated when something caught her attention. A dog was walking down a street, carrying a big bag of dog food.
“It’s like he’s on a mission,” said Dockens, who lives a few miles away from the Segovias. “I just thought it was so cute.”
So she took a picture and shared it on her Facebook page. The photo quickly went viral, and the dog became an online celebrity.