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John Gray a gardener,together with his wife Jess and son John arrived in Edinburgh around 1850.Unable to find work as a gardener he avoided the workhouse by joinig the Edinburgh Police force as a night watchman.
To keep him company through the long winter nights John took on a partner,a diminutive Sky Terrier,his watchdog called Bobby.Together John and Bobby became a familiar sight trudging through the old cobbed streets of Edinburgh.Through thick and thin,winter and summer,they were faithful friends.
The years on thestreets appear to have taken their on John,as he was treated by the Police Surgeon for tuberculosis.John eventualy died of the disease on the 15 th February 1858 and was burried in Greyfrairs Kirkyard.Bobby soon touched the hearts of local residents when he refused to leave his master's grave even in the worst the weather conditions.The keeper of Greyfriar tried on many occasions to evict Bobby from the kirkyard.İn the end he gave up and provided a shelter for Bobby by placing sacking beneath two tablestones at the side of John Gray's grave.
Bobby's fame spread throughout Edinburgh.It is reported that almost on a daily basis th crowds would gather at the entrance of the kirkyard waiting for one o'clock gun that would signal the appeance of Bobby leaving the grave for his given midday meal.
The kind folk of Edinburgh took good care of Bobby but still he remained loyal to his master. For fourteen years the dead man's faithful dog kept constant watch and guard over the grave until his own death in 1872.William Brody sculptured the statue from life and it was unveiled without ceremony in November 1873 opposite Greyfriars Kirkyard.And it is with that,that Scotland's Capital will always remembered its most famous and faithful dog.
Bobby's headstone reads 'Greyfrairs Booby-dead 14th January 1872-aged 16 years-Let his loyalty and devotion be a lesson to us all.'
The Bobby's grave in Worksohp.
from History of Scotland

Edinburgh'la ilgili okuduğum bilgilerin çoğunda, gece bekçiliği görevini birlikte yaptıkları sahibi öldükten sonra mezarı başından 14 yıl ayrılmadan çevrenin verdikleri ile yetinen Bobby isimli terrier cinsi köpeğin hikayesi vardı.Köpeğin bu sadakat ve vefası bütün İskoçyada ünlenince herkesin sevgi ve ilgisini kazanmış Ölünce O nuda merasimle mezara koymuşlar ve heykelin yapmışlar.
Edinburgh için rehberimizin anlattığı bu hikayeden bizlerde etkilendik eh ziyarette kusur kalmayalım diye Bobby nin mezarını ve o çevrede adıyla anılan mekanı da görelim dedik.Turizm de, Bobby den nasibini fazlası ile almış aklınıza gelen her türlü hediyelik eşyada olmayan Ness canavarı gibi Bobby de kullanılmış.
Bu restoranın hemen solundaki mezarlıkta Bobbynin mezarıda vardı ,onuda Worshop a koydum

Burası Grassmarket adıyla bilinen Edinburgh un en eski yerleşim ve alışveriş bölgesi.
Edinburgh ve İskoçyanın bütün eski binaları granitten yapılı olduğundan alışıncaya kadar oldukça kasfetli görünüyor.Bacalar, çok uzun silindir biçiminde ve her odanın ayrı olduğunu düşündüren çok sayıda oluşları ile şehre girer girmez dikkati çekiyor.Kırmızı rengiyle soğuk görünüme canlılık veren bu restoran adı dışında caddede hemen fark ediliyordu.

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  • Copyright: Setenay Suzer (setenay) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 27 N: 1302] (7660)
  • Genre: Places
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  • Date Taken: 2007-07-11
  • Categories: Ceremony
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-03-06 2:27
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