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Greyfriars Bobby
   Bobby a terrier-mix was the best friend of Mr. John Gray, or Auld Jock as he was locally known. Auld Jock was a Shepherd who died in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1958. At Edinburghs Greyfriars Churchyard Cemetery, only the man who found him and the gravedigger were there at the funeral, along with Bobby. Despite the No Dogs sign at the graveyard entrance, Bobby kept a fourteen-year vigil over his masters grave.
   Bobby was soon a common sight around the neighborhood, he was fed everyday at 1:00pm by John Traills family at the Greyfriars Dining Room. In 1967, after being picked up as a stray, Bobby was rescued by Sir William Chambers, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, who paid for Bobbys Dog License and collar.
   When Bobby died, the Scotsman paper printed an obituary, January 17th, 1872, for the only canine Freeman of the City. Bobby was buried next to his master at Greyfriars. A red granite water fountain, with a statue of Bobby in bronze resting on top, in memorial of a loyal friendship by Baroness Burdett Coutts is placed in Candlemakers; Row, near his graveyard. In the seventies, Walt Disney dedicated one of their weekly hour shows to this wonderful little dog, entitled Greyfriars Bobby.

  This story is our own synopsis of the Disney classic movie version. The movie may not be completely factual. If you would like to read the real historic version, you can visit the Scottish Tartan TV

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