Like so many of us, 80-year-old Eugene Bostick has a love of dogs that runs deep. But when he retired and moved his family to a three-acre parcel of land in East Fort Worth, Texas, in 2015, he soon found he had more dogs than he knew what to do with.
You see, Eugene’s property, which also has a horse barn, is located at the end of a dead-end street. Sadly, that location makes this property a perfect place for selfish people to dump their sweet pets.
The kind man wasn’t going to let the dogs suffer
But Eugene and his family had other ideas, Justsomething reports. They weren’t about to let the dogs suffer. They have taken in countless animals and continue tending to them every day — feeding the dogs, paying attention to their needs, and taking them to the vet when needed.
Eugene wanted to do something else for his doggos, however. Something to add a little fun to their lives; something for them to look forward to every day.
So he built his dogs a train
And turned his love for dogs into the world’s best retirement job. Eugene is a skilled welder and full of sprightly energy. He needed something to transport his doggos in, and he was inspired after he saw someone driving a tractor that had carts full of rocks attached to it.
Thus the intrepid dog lover hatched an idea that would suit his dogs perfectly. He grabbed some plastic barrels, cut them, and added wheels underneath. Then he tied them all together, and voila! he had his very own dog train.
Now Eugene takes his doggos on daily trips
The dogs are thrilled of course, and there’s a chorus of barks, to begin with, but after a while, they wind down and eagerly take the scenery in. The ride takes 90 minutes, and along the way, there’s a golf course and golfers are more than happy to say hello to the friendly pooches and take photos.
What a beautiful life for these formerly abandoned dogs
Eugene also takes care of lots of other animals, but he says he finds the dog train really fulfilling and something to look forward to each day. This kind man and his family have taken on a responsibility that the former owners of these dogs refused to do.
And shame on these dog’s former owners for so callously rejecting them. May they never adopt or purchase another pet! Kudos to Eugene and his family for stepping up.
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