Attaboy, Otis! Good dog!
Otis is from Texas. You can tell because he’s a survivor.
He’s not going to passively sit back and hope someone comes to save the day.
He’s gone out and started gathering the supplies he’ll need to ride out the recovery.
German shepherd mix Otis, from Stinton, Texas, got loose during the hurricane on Friday night.
Salvador Segovia, 65, was watching Otis, his five-year-old grandson Carter’s dog. Carter had fled the city because of the flooding. — DailyMail
She captioned the picture: ‘This dog is walking around Sinton TX carrying an entire bag of dog food with him. LOL #refugee’.
The snap has since had 21,700 shares, 2,000 comments and 8,500 reactions by Saturday night.
One commenter wrote: ‘Must be a Texas dog cause he can survive without help’. — DailyMail
Otis found his way home again.
Which is especially good news, considering how important he is to a young boy.
According to the grandfather, Otis has helped comfort five-year-old Carter, who has had numerous hospital visits for seizures and asthma. He is also well-known in town.
‘Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger,’
Even before he went viral, he was something of a local celebrity:
‘He’s the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house. He also goes to H.E.B. He’s not a stray. He’s a good dog.’
He’s got a true Texan independent streak.