Oblivious to admiring glances, I boarded the bus and took my usual spot by the window.
A fellow commuter hugged me; he didn’t appear to mind the black strands of my hair sticking to his immaculate grey suit. Nor did his girlfriend who smiled and gently petted me on my head.
The cool breeze gently brushed my face as I stretched my neck out of the window and watched out for my stop.
The bus halted at my destination. I wagged my tail to thank the bus operator and hurried towards the dog park to play with my furry pals.
Author’s note: This piece is loosely based on Eclipse, a black Labrador mix that undertook solo, independent rides on a bus to go to dog park in Seattle. She recently passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.
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