A dog named Eclipse, who had become famous for taking the bus by herself in Seattle, has passed away. The King County Metro confirmed her death after sharing a sweet photo of her on Twitter, saying, “Eclipse was a super sweet, world-famous, bus-riding dog and true Seattle icon,” the account wrote. “You brought joy and happiness to everyone and showed us all that good dogs belong on the bus.”
Eclipse was a super sweet, world-famous, bus riding dog and true Seattle icon.
You brought joy and happiness to everyone and showed us all that good dogs belong on the bus. pic.twitter.com/YhSFjNGU05
— King County Metro 🚏 🚌🚎⛴🚐 (@KingCountyMetro) October 14, 2022
Eclipse’s Facebook page shared that she had “cancerous tumors” and passed away in her sleep.
In 2015, Eclipse became a local celebrity when she was seen taking the bus by herself by a dog park. She learned how to ride the D-Line when she took trips with her human, Jeff Young.
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Her very first solo trip happened when Young took too long to finish his cigarette so Eclipse jumped on the bus before Young could join her. The pup traveled to Belltown, and since then, Eclipse has made numerous trips to the park by herself, and local bus drivers began to recognize the dog.
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