Meet Eclipse: An Adorable Seattle Dog Who Takes The Rush Hour Bus To Park All On Her Own

Whoever said 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' obviously never met two year old Elclipse from Seattle, ok, so maybe the cute mutt isn't all that old but she is definitely wise beyond her years, especially when it comes to public transport. And clever enough to know that she can travel for free.

So if you live in the Belltown area of Seattle and you see a black Labrador riding the bus without its owner in sight, don't be alarmed. That's just Eclipse the dog riding the bus to the dog park.

Passengers on the D Line have got used to seeing Eclipse who thinks nothing of jumping on the bus, riding a few stops, and jumping off near downtown to head to the dog park.

She likes to sit on the seat and look out the window "just like a person does" according to one commuter. Another bus rider, Tiona Rainwater said, "She sits here just like a person does, she makes everybody happy! How could you not love this thing."

Sometimes Eclipse rides with her owner Jeff Young, other times she can't be bothered to wait for him.

From Komo News:

The duo lives right near the bus stop at 3 Ave. W. and W. Mercer Street. Eclipse's solo rush hour ride happened one day when her owner took too long to finish a cigarette.

"We get separated. She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park," said Jeff Young, who owns the dog. "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."

Young said the tradition has been going on for a while.

"She's been here the last two years, so she's been urbanized, totally. She's a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog," he said. "Probably once a week I get a phone call. 'Hi. I have your dog Eclipse here on 3rd and Bell,'" he recounted. "I have to tell them, 'no. She's fine.' She knows what she's doing."


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