This is our new favourite thing.
Retiree Eugene Bostick, 80, has found a wonderful new job - helping dogs in need and driving them thought the steets of his ometown of Fort Worth, Texas on a makeshift train.
"We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn," Bostick told The Dodo.
"People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live."
But while the dogs have plenty of exercise on Bostick’s farm, he thought they might like to get out and about as well. But he had to come up with a dog-friendly mode of transport.
"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,’" said Bostick.
"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."
And this is the result.
Bostick says he takes the nine dogs out once or twice a week and, as you can imagine, it has become a minor attraction in the town. And the dogs love it too.
"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited,"" said Bostick.
"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,"" said Bostick. ""The dogs have a great time. They just really enjoy it."
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