This Dog Rides The Bus Alone…And That’s Not Even The STRANGE Part!


Dogs really know how to live in the moment. They’re fairly worry-free, but they’re also pretty impatient. So, if the opportunity presents itself — whether it’s a tasty treat that’s fallen to the floor or the chance to sit on your lap — they will go for it without hesitation.

Such was the case for a two-year-old black Labrador of Seattle named Eclipse, who has been causing heads to turn in her hometown with her self-assured adventures.

One day, Eclipse found herself growing impatient waiting for her daddy, Jeff Young, to finish smoking his cigarette and board the bus with her. She wanted to go to the dog park, and she wanted to go NOW! So when the public bus came by, she hopped on all by her lonesome and rode three or four stops by herself. Commuters in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle have been surprised and delighted to see Eclipse riding solo in recent weeks, sitting next to strangers and hopping happily from seat to seat during her commute.

“All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does,” commuter Tiona Rainwater told Komo News. “She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this thing?”

Local radio host Miles Montgomery first took notice of Eclipse’s lone adventures and decided to look into it.

“It doesn’t really appear to have an owner,” he originally told a Komo News reporter. “The dog gets off at the dog park. I just look out the window and I’m like, ‘Did that just happen?’ She was most concerned about seeing out the window, and I couldn’t figure out what that was. It was really just about seeing where her stop was.”

Eclipse does have a dog daddy, of course, and Jeff often comes with her to the dog park. But when she just can’t wait for him, she goes by herself. Now that’s one independent pup!

“We get separated,” Jeff said. “She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park. It’s not hard to get on. She gets on in front of her house and she gets off at the dog park, three or four stops later. She’s been here the last two years, so she’s been urbanized, totally. She’s a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog. Probably once a week I get a phone call. ‘Hi. I have your dog Eclipse here on 3rd and Bell.’ I have to tell them, ‘No. She’s fine.’ She knows shat she’s doing.”


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