ISBN13: 9780399549885 ISBN10: 0399549889
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers, January 2016
Eclipse, Seattle’s bus riding dog, died in her sleep in late October. She had been sick, and she was old after a busy and happy life with her person Jeff. My book, Dog on Board, tells her story. Take a look for book details, and watch the video, from Seattle’s KOMO TV, and this one, from the King County Department of Transportation. You’ll fall in love with Eclipse, just as I did when I met her. I share moments from my visit to meet Eclipse in my post My Visit with Eclipse The Bus Riding Dog.
Eclipse knew where to catch the bus and where to get off, all by herself, with no help from her proud human companion, Jeff. Eclipse loved going to the dog park to play ball with Jeff and to visit her friends, so if he got distracted when the bus arrived, Eclipse would just hop on board, get off at the park, and greet her canine friends while she waited for Jeff to catch up.
Because Eclipse became famous, Jeff made sure she didn’t get ahead of him, so they always traveled together or with another human friend. Once they got to the park, Eclipse was eager to play ball, but she had to drop it for Jeff first!
She also enjoyed exploring her hometown, visiting her favorite sites such as the store, Mud Bay, where she always got a treat, or Pike Place Market, where she could sniff out treats from the stores. Between stops, Jeff, Eclipse, my husband Greg and I, strolled along Seattle’s streets exploring this delightful city.
You and your kids can follow Eclipse through a busy day in her home town through “Dog on Board The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog.”