This is Eclipse. Every day she leaves her house by herself, and takes the bus downtown to the dog park. She even has her own bus pass attached to her collar.
It all started one day when Jeff Young, Eclipse’s owner, was finishing up a smoke at the bus stop. When he took too long, Eclipse just got on the bus and went to the park without him. The pair lives right in front of the bus stop, so once Eclipse realized she could go whenever she wanted, there really wasn’t any stopping her.
“We get separated. She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park,” Young told Seattle’s KOMO News. “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.”
“All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does,” said commuter Tiona Rainwater as she rode the bus through downtown Monday. “She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this thing?”