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82-Year-Old Retired Man Finds A New Call­ing, Builds A Dog Train For Fos­ter Dogs

Retired peo­ple are often look­ing for new ways to feel ful­filled with­in their hearts and with their time. One retiree named Eugene Bostick, an 82-year-old man from Fort Worth Texas, want­ed to do what he could to help dogs while mak­ing his own heart hap­py and boy did he suc­ceed!

dog train

Eugene lives on a large prop­er­ty and found that peo­ple some­times aban­doned dogs there (or near­by), and those poor dogs had nowhere to go. So he start­ed feed­ing and tak­ing care of the pups. But now that he was retired and had plen­ty of time to spare, he want­ed to do more for the dogs with his time. That’s when he saw a man pulling rocks on a makeshift trac­tor-train and thought that would make for a great train for dogs.

dog train

Being a good welder, Eugene set about build­ing his own dog-train. He cut plas­tic bar­rels and attached them to a trac­tor to make for a 9‑cart train that could take 9 dogs on a ride at a time. And off he went, tak­ing the dogs on joy-rides, much to the locals’ delight!

dog train
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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,” Bostick told The Dodo. “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.”

We love what Eugene has done for these dogs. What a great way to find hap­pi­ness post-retire­ment! Toot-toot!

Click the video below to watch Eugene take his fos­ter dogs on a train ride.

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