Bobby

Have you heard of Bobby a Skye Terrier?
When his owner John Grey died in February 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Bobby remained loyal to his owner, staying by his masters graveside and keeping vigil for 14 years.

In 1867 a law was passed requiring all dogs to be licensed. Without an owner Bobby face being put down , until the Lord Provost, Sir William Chambers, paid for his licence. The faithful dog remained at the graveside until his death in 1872 and was laid to rest near his owner.

A year later a bronze statue of Bobby was placed in nearby Candlemaker Row, with the words ‘Let his loyalty and devotion be a lesson to us all’  it is still a popular tourist attraction.

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