86-year-old Eugene Bostick lives in the outskirts of Fort Worth, Texas, where several shady owners make discreet visits to dump their unwanted dogs. So when this senior man retired from work, he transformed his 13-acre home into a sanctuary for these scared and abandoned dogs. Over the years, these dogs became his family, and one of the main reasons for his retirement being happy!
Eugene would always think of unique ways to keep his dogs happy, and that’s how he stumbled upon the quirky idea of a doggie train! Being a skilled welder, he punched holes in plastic barrels, fixed wheels on them and attached them together like makeshift cargos. He then hooked them up to a mini tractor and fashioned an exquisite ride for his precious doggie family!
This cool train has become an instant hit with Eugene’s dogs. Their doting dad takes them on long rides twice a week, and they lose their minds every time they hop in! They turn into tail-wagging, starry-eyed little babies while Eugene drives them through the woods and the empty neighborhood lanes. They sniff the air and feel the sun with the biggest smiles as they watch the world around them pass by!
Eugene feels that rescuing these dogs gives him the purpose to carry on happily in the sunset years of his life. Every now and then, more dumped dogs show up in the deserted vicinity. Eugene not only opens his home and heart to them, but also adds another barrel to the train to make sure there’s enough room for everyone! Aww!
Click the video below to watch Eugene’s heartwarming story and his dreamy dog train ride with his furry family.
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