80 y/o Man Builds 'Dog Train' To Take Rescued Pups Out On Little Adventures

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  1. al66pine

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    I love this!
     
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    It's so cute how they sit there and bark during their train trip. I wonder what they are thinki and communicating. Probably just joy!
     
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    The lady who took and posted the photo of the dog trian has started a go fund me account for him. To help pay for the dogs. I think that's great but how do we ensure he actually gets the money? I saw her commenting and suggesting that monies be raised for him, in the comments, and asking how to do it, saying she's getting tons of people wanting to donate and then voila: Hours later she set one up.

    I guess I'm a bit nervous about these fundraising things these days. Also, I went to her facebook and there were two comments only asking if they could donate dog food or supplies to the man. That's not a ton of people.

    Sorry if I sound cynical today! I'm betting she has the best of intentions but I do wonder how it is ensured that the target actually gets the donation?
     
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    I wonder the same things, Gitana, and would prefer to send a gift card to a pet store.
     
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    My Springer Spaniel would've hopped out!
     
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    I hate to be cynical. There was a story today about a woman bullied by two women standing in line behind her as she ordered coffee and donut holes for her teething child. She claims they whispered about what a whale she was and how ugly her roots were and so she cried and then bought them their coffee.

    Well, turns out she has had several ******** campaigns for various things and has a facebook full of extremely hateful posts about the disabled, black people, gay people, single moms, 9/11, etc.

    But at least we can be sure this sweet man is a good guy!!

    And I LOVE the photo of the babies on the train!! They are so cute!!! Look at the car with the two little ones inside of it. Cracks me up. You can barely see them. They all love their ride!!!! I swear, they are just like kids.
     
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    Here they are, again! Loading up and riding through a golf course this time. Love this!


    [video=youtube;_PYF97kiDbc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PYF97kiDbc[/video]
     
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    Backwoods,
    Your link to vid clip is terrific. TYVM.
    At end of clip, one reporter notes - sometimes goats get on board for the ride.

    Looks like the 'engineer' also performs conductor duty, moving a set of mini-stairs, to help the less-limber canine passengers climb into place.

    What a blast. Woof, woof, woof.
     
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    I want to do something like this for my dogs (I have quite a few)!

    What I want to know is, how do they stop them (or some of them) from leaping out and running off to who-knows-where?
     
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    This is absolutely adorable.....I luv it!
     
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    My neighbor built this exact same kind of train. He takes all of the neighborhood kids around the neighborhood with his four wheeler. Some of his "cars" twirl around 360. The kids love it!!
     
  15. La Louve

    La Louve For Whitney and Teghan

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    My huskies would want to pull the train, not ride in it.
     
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    I have shown these videos to my parents, both in their 70's. Like me, they think it's an adorable idea. I wonder if the train is within reach of any seniors' center? It could be a win/win.
     
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    Haha, yeah we went to "Summer Camp" for huskies in Juneau Alaska, and a team pulled our cart around.
     
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