This Streetwise Dog Took The Bus To The Park…And She Left Her Human At Home.
Commuters on Seattle's public transit have been noticing an unusual rider among them. A 2-year-old black labrador has been boarding the bus at 3 Ave. W. and W. Mercer Street. She roams the aisles, finds a seat, and sometimes licks the hands of other passengers.
Seattle radio host Miles Montgomery was riding when he saw the black dog on the bus alone. Montgomery told KOMO News, “It doesn’t really appear to have an owner. 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 has been doing this for awhile. She's been going to the same dog park for years with her owner Jeff Young. One day as Young was finishing his cigarette, Eclipse just couldn't wait any longer. She boarded the bus without him and they were separated. Luckily, she knew the route and got off at the dog park and Young caught up with her.
Young says he gets at least one phone call a week from someone saying they have his dog. He tells them, "She's fine. She knows what she's doing."
That's one smart dog!