Adorable Dog Takes The Bus Every Day By Herself To Go To The Park – And The Internet Goes Wild

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Eclipse, a five-year-old Mastiff and Labrador mix, is one smart cookie. It takes humans long enough to master the bus system, but this Seattle girl is an expert.

 

Source: Eclipse Seattle's Bus Riding Dog

 

It all started when she was waiting with her human at the bus stop because they were headed to the park. He was smoking a cigarette and hadn't finished by the time the bus came.

 

Instead of waiting for him, Eclipse just hopped on the bus without him. She knew exactly when to get off, and he managed to catch up with her at the park.

 

Source: King County Dept. of Transportation

 

Ever since, she has been perfectly content riding the bus on her own. She has her bus pass attached to her collar, and all the bus drivers know her and love having her on board.

 

Source: Eclipse Seattle's Bus Riding Dog

 

She also gets to bond with other passengers because she has no qualms about hopping into the empty seat next to someone.

 

Source: Eclipse Seattle's Bus Riding Dog

 

One rider told KOMO Seattle:

 

She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this face?

 

Her internet fame has gotten so great, that she even had a children's book written about her.

 

Source: KOMO news

 

At the time of her first news feature, her human said:

 

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 what she's doing.

 

Source: Lindsay Cohen

 

But at this point, she's so well known that no one worries. She even has a Facebook page where 15,000 of her fans, the 'Ecliptomaniacs,' can stay updated on her adventures. You can find the page, here.

 

 

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