Today we meet Seattle’s most famous dog, Eclipse. This smart “little girl” is that kind of dog you won’t see every day. And that’s because she has a very special routine.
The riders of Seattle’s public transit system have good reasons to smile. And that’s because from the almost 120 million riders who’re using the system yearly, one it’s a dog. A really smart one.
We all know how intelligent animals are. Especially dogs, but this one takes the cake. She’s a beautiful black Labrador, named Eclipse. The 2-year-old cute dog became a regular fixture on Seattle’s D-Line bus. And all after she figured out how to ride the bus alone. And where else she might go if not in the dog park.
The whole story began in one day when Eclipse and her owner were in the bus station. Apparently her human dad was taking to long to smoke his cigarette. So when the bus arrived, the cute dog just got on it. All by herself! And the next stop was at the park
So, now if her owner is busy, she doesn’t wait to long. Eclipse just climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop. And all this to the delight of Seattle’s bus passengers.
All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does. She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this face?” Tiona Rainwater, a regular passenger of D-Line said.
Luckily to her, Eclipse and her owner, Jeff Young are living close by to a bus station. So when his beloved dog is missing, Jeff know exactly where to find her. “She’s a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog.I catch up with her at the dog park,”he recalled. The adorable dog has become a regular on the route, riding three or four stops before exiting at her destination of choice.
Bus riders report she hops onto seats next to strangers, and watches out the window for her stop. While A Metro Transit spokesperson said that they’re very happy to see a dog is appreciating the public transit.
Here you can watch Eclipse riding solo to the dog park!