Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas,spends his days operating what just might be the coolest train in the world.
His homemade dog train takes rescued strays out for fun rides around the neighborhood and in the surrounding woods.
Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street where many locals bring their unwanted dogs to leave them behind. Eugene began adopting them and taking them for rides with his tractor.
“We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene said.
“I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train.’ I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together,” Eugene continued. “Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.”
"I started out with my tractor...I'd put 4-5 dogs in there and take them riding." "All of a sudden a couple more dogs showed up. I said, 'Oh, that's not enough room,' and that's when I came up with that."
"I'm a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under..."
Now, the 80-year-old retiree takes his rescued dogs on a train ride twice a week.
"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited."
"I'm getting up in age. I'm 80 now, so I suppose it can't last too much longer, but I'll keep it going as long as I can. The dogs have a great time. They just really enjoy it," said Bostick.
Training your dog will never have the same meaning again.
Here's a video about their heart-warming dog train:
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On Jan 28, 2016Sandy KS wrote:
That is awesome that man takes time out for the rescues.