80-Year-Old Builds “Dog Train” To Take Homeless Dogs On Adventures

Meet Eugene Bostick, a retired farmer from Fort Worth, Texas. The 80-year-old is somewhat of a celebrity in his home town, after inventing a contraption he built to “walk” nine dogs at one time. Bostick started taking in stray dogs at his farm after discovering that people were coming down his dead-end street and dumping dogs out. Bostick and his brother began feeding them, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered, and giving them shelter. While the dogs had plenty of room to run and play around the farm, it wasn’t long before Bostick decided they might like to go into town for walks. Walking nine dogs at one time, however, is a challenge even for the most skilled pet professionals. That’s when Bostick came up with the idea of building a train. He cut holes in plastic barrels, put wheels under them, and tied them together. The resulting contraption was a hit with the dogs, who reportedly run towards the train when they hear its tractor approaching and jump into their "cars" without hesitation. Bostick said he enjoys conducting the dog train, though he's unsure of how much longer it will run because he’s getting up in age.