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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  • bsc
    bscSaturday, December 5, 2020 at 7:19 am
    Aw, she's so cute!
    • fox1568
      fox1568Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:31 am
      smart dog
      • griffendor9
        griffendor9Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm
        so cute
        • griffendor9
          griffendor9Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm
          and smart
        • snickygal
          snickygalWednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm
          Wow that is cute and cool.I want a dog like that!But there can be any dogs in our apartment.:(
          • dnuggz0609
            dnuggz0609Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 1:56 pm
            I think this is so cool!
            • 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