This Retiree Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Pups On Adventures
When 80-year-old Eugene Bostick pictured his retirement, he probably thought he'd be having a quiet and relaxing time, but that's not the case. Eugene and his brother have a horse barn at the bottom of a quiet dead-end road. He noticed that occasionally people were coming and dumping their unwanted dogs. Rather than let them starve out there alone, he started to bring them into his house, feed them and get them sprayed or neutered. Although there's plenty of space to run around on the farm, Eugene wanted to take his new canine companions out and about, to see some other places, so he'd put them in his tractor and drive them out and about. However, as the amount of dogs he took in increased (he currently has nine in his care), he couldn't fit them all in anymore, so he needed a new form of transport. One day, he read something about a man who had hitched up a series of trailers to his vehicle to haul rocks, and Eugene thought he could make a similar contraption to haul dogs. He set about to welding, and the rest is history! Talking about his dogs and their train, he said…
"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited. They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go. 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."
What can we say? Eugene Bostick is a prince among men!