Stop everything: Two brothers in Texas take stray dogs on rides around town on a 'dog train'

Wednesday 23 September 2015 16:00
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Introducing Eugene and Corky Bostick.

The octogenarian brothers from Fort Worth, Texas, have lived on the same farm just outside the city since the 1940s.

The pair are used to looking after animals, but lately they've been extending kindnesses to strays around the area too by taking in abandoned dogs.

"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," Eugene told The Dodo website.

The dogs haven't just found a safe home, they've found a fun one too.

The brothers have created a 'dog train' ride using a sit-on mower and barrels as carriages so stray mutts can enjoy a 90-minute tour of the neighbourhood.


Eugene told NBCFDW:

I started out with my tractor. I had a little trailer and I put four or five dogs in there and took them riding. Then more dogs started to show up and I said, ‘Uh-oh! That’s not enough room!’ That’s when I came up with [the train].

The dogs get a ride twice a week, which runs around town and straight through a local golf course. Their adventures have turned Eugene and Corky into local celebrities.

This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building, i finally got the courage up to ask if I could take his pic! Love this and had to share!

Posted by Tiffany Johnson on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Corky said he hopes the dog train will last his entire lifetime.

“Well I’ve been feeding the wildlife for over 30 years here, and I’m going to live another 30," he said.

I’m only 86! My wife said if I didn’t get up and do this I’d be dead. And I really would.

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