Sebastian with Rep. Sam Farr

Sebastian with Rep. Sam Farr

When Sebastian DeFrancesco was an 11-year-old boy in the 1960s, his dog, Pudgy, decided to have a litter of puppies down a rabbit hole surrounded by a mound of dirt. One day, checking on her puppies, Pudgy got stuck in the hole. Sebastian descended into the birthing den to attempt a rescue. The puppies surrounded his face, squeaking and licking him, and before he knew it, he was stuck, too. After a long three hours, a friend came looking for him, saw his feet sticking out of the hole, and managed to pull him out. It would not be the only time he got stuck down a rabbit hole.

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