Eclipse the dog, who was renowned for taking the bus to the dog park alone, has passed away

To find the bus stop, Eclipse gazed out the window. hide caption Jeff Young
switch to caption Justin Young To find the bus stop, Eclipse gazed out the window.

Jeff Young Eclipse, the Seattle canine famous for taking a ride on a city bus, passed away on Friday. On her owner-run Facebook account, the information was announced.

She passed away in her sleep when she was 10 years old, according to the story. She developed malignant tumors, as was mentioned in earlier postings.

When Eclipse started riding the bus by herself in 2015, attention was drawn to her. The two of them would frequently ride the bus to their neighborhood Belltown Dog Park, according to her owner Jeff Young. When the bus came one day, he was still smoking a cigarette, so she boarded without him.

Within a few weeks, the mixed-breed black lab-bullmastiff was a regular commuter wearing her distinctive red harness. Her fellow riders informed Seattle’s KOMO News in 2015 that bus drivers recognized her and she knew her stop by peering out the window.

While admirers admired Eclipse’s talent, Young discussed her habit with what might have come out as casualness or possibly trust in his dog.

“We become estranged. He said to KOMO News, “She boards the bus without me, and I meet her at the dog park. It’s not difficult to join. She boards the bus in front of her house and disembarks three or four stations later at the dog park.

The local transit system, King County Metro, celebrated its illustrious patron by creating a music video in 2015:

Metro King County YouTube Eclipse was a wonderfully sweet, well-known, bus-riding dog who was a true Seattle legend, and King County Metro paid tribute to her on its Twitter page by posting a photo of her with the inscription, “Eclipse was.” You made everyone happy and joyful and proved to us all that wonderful dogs belong on buses.

Eclipse was a lovable, well-known, and famous dog who rode the bus and was a Seattle landmark.
You made everyone happy and joyful and proved to us all that wonderful dogs belong on buses. pic.twitter.com/YhSFjNGU05
(@KingCountyMetro) October 14, 2022 King County Metro

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