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Bus-riding dog of Seattle

Eclipse is a strong independent woman who don’t need no human. The adorable doggo leaves her house in Seattle every day by herself to catch a bus to a downtown dog park, where she stays for a couple of hours to exercise and make friends.

When she’s done, she heads to the bus stop to catch a ride back to her home using the ticket she has attached to her collar. It all started when Eclipse’s owner Jeff was taking her to the park one day and he was taking too long to finish his cigarette when the bus arrvied.

Unwilling to delay the trip any longer, the black Labrador and Mastiff mix left him behind, hopping on the bus and waiting a few stops before thanking the driver and jumping off at the park.

In a post on Facebook, which has racked up more than 290,000 shares, Robbie Lauren said Jeff soon began to realise that Eclipse knew the route like the back of her paw and soon trusted her enough to go alone, knowing she would ‘always return a couple of hours later’.

“All of the bus drivers know her and she makes them smile,” she wrote, “and many of the regular passengers enjoy seeing her every day and will often sit down next to her.

“Even the police have given their approval as long as the bus drivers are okay with the arrangement.”

All of the drivers on the route know Eclipse and will pick her up if they see her waiting at for a lift, before ensuring the pull over at the park if she forgets to press the stop button.

Eclipse has even got her own Facebook page, named ‘ Eclipse Seattle’s Bus Riding Dog’, with nearly 50,000 fans sharing their photos and experiences of the popular pup.

One wrote: “What a smart girl! Love her!!”

A second said, “Dogs are smarter and better than a lot of people.”

Another added, “Sure made me smile. Loved this beyond words.”

Mirror


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