Video Of The Week - Smart Labrador Hops On City Bus Solo, To Visit Dog Park

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Eclipse, a two-year-old Labrador goes to the park alone (Credit YouTube screen capture)

While seeing a dog on a public bus is rare, one traveling all by itself is unheard of. That is apparently what Eclipse a two-year-old Labrador that resides in Seattle, does on a regular basis to get to the nearby dog park.

According to owner Jeff Young, the two have been taking the bus to the park since Eclipse was a baby. About two weeks ago, Jeff got a little distracted while waiting for the bus. When he turned around he realized that the impatient Eclipse had already boarded the bus and taken off. Though the passengers were a little bemused at the sight of a lone dog, Eclipse did not seem to think there was anything amiss.

She settled down at her usual spot near a window and then simply trotted out when the bus arrived at the dog park. Since then, the well-mannered dog has become a regular on Seattle's D line. While her preference for a window seat confused passengers at first, they now know that it is only so that Eclipse can see her stop.

Though the world is amazed at the smart dog, Jeff is not impressed. He says the journey is pretty easy given that the bus stop is right outside their home and the dog park, just a few stops away! What is not clear is if Eclipse returns home alone too and if she is required to pay a fare!

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1348 Comments
  • joselynThursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm
    cool dogs
    • roxy and hurlyWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm
      so smart
      • ariannagrande12
        ariannagrande12Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:32 am
        that dog is so smart
        • Nubber StubberThursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm
          wow I want to be that dog JK!!!
          • karmapuppy102
            karmapuppy102Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm
            I have a lab so i know how cute they are and eclipse is no exception
            • LabWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 1:29 am
              I LOve dogs Thea are the best like u agree
              • LabWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 1:24 am
                I love dogs
                • donut queen Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm
                  i have 10 dogs so beat that
                  • LabThursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:48 am
                    I’ve got a lad they are very good dogs
                    • SOS Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm
                      Cool