In the city of Quezon City located in the Philippines, it is not uncommon to see stray dogs wandering the streets. However, it is unusual for a dog to chase a bus or even try to board it. But that is just what happened recently, when a stray dog was utterly determined to catch a ride. The stray dog was just sitting on the side of the road when she observed a jeepney, a form of local public transportation, pass her by down the street. For some reason, it caught the dog’s attention and she began chasing the jeepney seemingly because she wanted to catch a ride on the bus. According to the passengers, the dog tried six different times to board the jeepney. But each time she tried to get on board, she was no successful in doing so.
When the bus would slow down, the dog would place her front paws on the back steps, but she would fall off each time the bus drove to its next stop. The driver of the bus did not feel it was a good idea to let the dog board the bus because they were not sure what the dog would do and had concerns she might disturb or even bite one of the passengers. It was very unusual that a dog would chase a bus, let alone try to get on board. But the dog was relentless. It was clear she was getting tired, but she never gave up. The driver eventually gave in, bringing the bus to a stop and waiting for the dog. Once the bus stopped she stood and patiently waited for the driver to give her permission to board the bus.
Once the driver said it was okay, the dog hopped inside, found a seat and promptly laid down for a nap. Best of all, the driver of the bus decided to adopt her and now she has a home!