Retired 80-Year-Old Builds Custom Train For His Rescue Dogs

Retiree Eugene Bostick takes in abandoned dogs and gives them rides on a special dog train a couple times each week.

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Here comes the dog train!Via Tiffany Johnson/Facebook
Here comes the dog train!Via Tiffany Johnson/Facebook

When a lot of people retire, they take up the hobbies that they always tried to cram into their weekends, trading a 9-to-5 schedule for a 5-iron and a succulent garden. Eugene Bostick isn’t one of those people. The 80-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man retired 15 years ago but, ever since, he seems to have been working non-stop, caring for the dogs that people abandon on his property and building a custom train so he can pull them behind his tractor.

“One day I was out and I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train,'” he told The Dodo. “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.”

Bostick takes the nine dogs currently in his care for a couple of rides every week, pulling them from their homes on his farm to a nearby wooded area or a creek where they can get some fresh air. He said that the dogs enjoy their outings (and it sounds like he does, too) so he has vowed to keep it up as long as he can.

A custom-built train for nine adorable dogs? Sorry, but that blows the roots right off those succulents.

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