“Otis is a smart dog. He knows where to go pick up a treat,” Segovia told the Washington Post, adding the dog sometimes visits a local store where the owner gives him food. Only this time, Otis must have found the store unmanned due to the storm, somehow got inside and simply helped himself — at least, that's Segovia's theory:
"I’m thinking he picked up that dog food and he knew where it was. Nobody was there to feed him, and he picks up the dog food.”
Whatever the case may be, it's clear that Otis wasn't about to let the foul weather slow him down. And that perseverance has endeared him to a community faced with many ongoing challenges caused by Hurricane Harvey.
"Otis is just the cutest and sweetest dog," Dockens told The Dodo. "I feel like his story speaks to so many people because it is uplifting and inspirational. A story about survival."