UPDATE JAN. 24: Eclipse the bus-riding dog is now the star of a video for King County Metro’s Trip Planner.
Watch the video “Eclipse the Bus Riding Dog’s Day Off in Seattle”:
The Associated Press
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 Seattle stop.
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 near a bus stop.
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 watches out the window for her stop.
A Metro Transit spokesman says the agency loves that a dog appreciates public transit.