Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

This image provided by KOMO-TV shows Eclipse, a black Labrador. If her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop, the dog park, to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV)

SEATTLE (AP) — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.

This image provided by KOMO-TV shows Eclipse, a black Labrador, riding between two other passengers on her way to the dog park. In owner Jeff Young's words, "She's a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog." Young says his dog sometimes gets on the bus without him, and he catches up with her at the dog park three or four stops away. Bus riders report she hops onto seats next to strangers, and watches out the window for her stop. Says commuter Tiona Rainwater, "All the bus drivers know her ... she makes everybody happy." A Metro Transit spokesman says the agency loves that a dog appreciates public transit. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV)
This image provided by KOMO-TV shows Eclipse, a black Labrador, riding between two other passengers on her way to the dog park. In owner Jeff Young’s words, “She’s a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog.”  (AP Photo/KOMO-TV)

KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.

The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.

In Young’s words, “She’s a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog.” Young says his dog sometimes gets on the bus without him, and he catches up with her at the dog park three or four stops away.

Bus riders report she hops onto seats next to strangers, and watches out the window for her stop. Says commuter Tiona Rainwater, “All the bus drivers know her … she makes everybody happy.”

A Metro Transit spokesman says the agency loves that a dog appreciates public transit.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

 

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