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Dog Who Famously Rode Metro Bus Alone Has Passed Away

Published: October 16, 2022 at 04:03 PM Author: Penny Eims



Seattle, WA – A Labrador retriever mix named Eclipse, who rose to fame for her ability to take the city bus to the dog park all by herself, has passed away. The beloved pooch had over 123,000 Facebook fans, and on Friday, they learned that she had died in her sleep that morning.

Her owner, Jeff Young, had recently said that Eclipse had “cancerous tumors.”

King County Metro, which heads up Seattle’s public transportation, Tweeted:

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.

So how did this smart pup learn how to use the bus on her own? Eclipse and her human always took the same city bus to the dog park, but one day he was running late and she got impatient. According to Young, she ran off, boarded the bus that they had always used, and successfully got off at the dog park.

Fortunately, Young knew precisely where she had gone.

Eclipse mastered the bus system and became a regular, solo passenger. Area residents fell in love with her sweet personality, and King County let her have her very own bus pass.

The Seattle days will be a bit drearier now that Eclipse is gone. Rest in peace sweet girl.

 

 

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lou
lou
1 month ago

RIP sweetheart!

Penny
Penny
1 month ago

Rest in peace Eclipse, you will obviously be missed by a lot of people. Commiserations to your daddy. xx

Janet Bilodeau
Janet Bilodeau
1 month ago

Rest In peace precious girl. You were truly an intelligent and incredible dog. ❤️🙏🐕

Father Douglas Michael Bilyeu
Father Douglas Michael Bilyeu
1 month ago

The Lord is now showing you the beauty of heaven. May you always know that you were Seattle’s love.
Rest in peace 💔
Father Douglas Michael ✝️
Wallingford, PA.

Shan Brown
Shan Brown
1 month ago

Awe so sorry to hear that. She sounds like she was an awesome doggie,

Sybil Erden
Sybil Erden
1 month ago

RIP… you were a super, precious and incredible girl!

Sassy Cat
Sassy Cat
1 month ago

R.I.P. Eclipse. What a beautiful creation of God you were. May your daddy find comfort in knowing you were so loved by so many.

Randall
Randall
1 month ago

Rest now, baby girl. You’ll be missed.

terree moore
terree moore
1 month ago

awwww… what a sweet but sad ending … im sure she will be greatly missed by all that road that buss….R I P GIRL….

Margo (Australia)
Margo (Australia)
1 month ago

Dear Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Eclipse. She was the sunshine in so many peoples lives and was dearly loved by everyone. She will always be with you and watch over you (and her hundreds of friends) from Heaven.

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

What awesome beings dogs are. Rest in Peace Eclipse 💜

Gary
Gary
1 month ago

This is an adorable and incredible story, I a sorry for her owner Jeff and all who knew her in Seatle. RIP Eclipse, you are one in a million. P.S Hopefully they have a bus for you to ride,,, over the Rainbow Bridge

LOL
LOL
1 month ago

i got to meet you one day to my utter delight i saw you saunter off the bus as i live a block away from your dog park. You are amazing and will be missed! peace and LOVE!!

Cadfael
Cadfael
1 month ago

I’m so very sorry to hear this. How sad for her family and all the people who enjoyed her company on the bus.

Venice Tucker
Venice Tucker
1 month ago

Awww sorry RIP Eclipes cute dog

Ken
Ken
1 month ago

We’ll all miss you beautiful.

Michael Anthony Thorne
Michael Anthony Thorne
1 month ago

Goodbye little doggy. Sweet dreams. X

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

So Sorry to hear about your passing Eclipse….Say hi to my furbabies after you cross that Rainbow Bridge