Saturday, September 4, 2010

Loyalty - The Story of Greyfriars Bobby

The Story
In 1858, a man named John Gray was buried in old Greyfriars Churchyard. His grave leveled by the hand of time, and unmarked by any stone became scarcely discernible; but, although no human interest seemed to attach to it, the sacred spot was not wholly disregarded or forgotten. For fourteen years the dead man's faithful dog kept constant watch and guard over the grave until his own death in 1872.

The famous Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby was so devoted to his master John Gray, even in death, for fourteen years Bobby lay on the grave only leaving for food.

4 comments:

Dominica said...

I love stories like this ; it's like that Japanese dog Hachi(ko) the loyal dog who came to the trainstation every day to wait for his boss' homecoming... Here's the trailer (movie) with Richard Gere, based on that true story ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaS37E3gKOU
(again, I'm crying when I see that trailer, djeeesss, I'm such a baby)

diane said...

Oh yeah, I read a write up on that movie. Haven't seen the trailer though. I Loooooove Richard Gere. :)

Faboulista said...

this is such a sweet story! i love these kinds of stories that talk about the loyalty of teh dogs! i have two and i love them do death and i can feel that they love me back too. i just hope they would be as loyal as he was!
xoxo
mina

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a great story-- and even better that someone made the statue. I love stories like this.
xo jj