Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave.
In 1867 Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir William Chambers—who was also a director of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—paid for Bobby's licence, and gave the dog a collar now in the Museum of Edinburgh.Bobby is said to have sat by the grave for 14 years. He died in 1872 and was buried just inside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, not far from John Gray's grave
A year later, Lady Burdett-Coutts had a statue and fountain erected at the southern end of the George IV Bridge to commemorate him.
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tenretin (2408) 2014-05-23 10:25
I love your shot. This is well done with excellent image quality. The composition and perspective are very good.
Silvio1953 (119453) 2014-05-23 10:33
Ciao Saša, lovely composition with nice statue and beautiful bar, fantastic colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
bracasha75 (24517) 2014-05-23 10:42
Veoma Britanski ......ni uzmi ni ostavi!
Izvanredna fotka iz srca Skotske!!!!
pajaran (50356) 2014-05-23 12:09
Interesantan tekst o psu sa istorijom, opisom zivota i postignute zasluge, lepo secanje ...
Lep pogled na skulpturu psa i fasadu bara sa njegovim imenom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
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Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.