Sunday, October 4, 2009
Have you heard of Greyfriars Bobby? He was from Edinburg, Scotland and I was able to see his memorial statue-- something that I did want to do.
John Gray died when Greyfriars Bobby was two years old. Other people tried to get him to live with them, but he would only leave his master's grave to eat at the local restaurant that had given him treats before. Then, he would go back to lay on his master's grave.
To know of the devotion of this little Skye Terrier was amazing to me. He was given permission to live in the church yard and was given a special collar.
This is the sign at the entrance to the church yard.
Greyfriars Bobby lived until he was 16 years old, devoted to the end to his master. People still put toys and flowers on his grave in the church yard where he lived.