Does anyone recognize Bobby, the faithful dog? I took this photo when we went to Scotland. The bar is near the church yard where Bobby and his master, John Gray, are buried. Yes, in case you didn't know, Bobby's Bar is named after the dog you see on the monument.

Do you know the story of Bobby? When John Gray died Bobby stayed on his tomb and never left until he died 13 years later. A good friend of John Gray would bring him food day in and day out. However, when Bobby died the people couldn't decide whether to bury him next to his master in the church graveyard because they said that they were not sure what his religion was. So instead thy buried him just outside the gate.

Up to this day, people still bring Bobby some gifts like flowers, stuff toys and even lottery tickets supposedly to bring luck.

Here's Bobby's tomb which also contains red, the shoes of our tour guide.

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16 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I didn't know this story; thanks for sharing it along with the photos.

  2. Manang Kim Says:

    Wow that is some kind of a sad story...truly if you find a real friend it is a treasure to keep!!

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  3. Coffeedoff Says:

    What a wonderful story!

  4. Ralph Says:

    The dog was his master's best friend. Such loyalty you would not see often between people anymore. But a truer friend to Mister Gray could never exist, but Bobby did. A fitting tribute is this bar/restaurant and the diners remember the doggie - fittingly!

  5. chubskulit Says:

    Thanks for sharing the story, your tour guide has pretty shoes!

    Beauty of the Fall

    PS.. Following your blog now.

  6. Joops Says:

    Very informative post, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Icy BC Says:

    I don't know this story either, so thank you for this, and your photo is great!

  8. BeachILike Says:

    I notice she has RED shoes and same as our theme logo.

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  9. Dimple Says:

    I had heard this story; seems as though it has become a legend!

  10. Raven Says:

    It's such a great story and more wonderful for being real. Thanks for sharing the story and your visit. I think I would have buried him next to his master, but they didn't ask me and I'm sure he probably doesn't really care. He's home with his person again.

  11. pinkyshelo Says:

    so touching.. I have just heard it from you.. Thank you for sharing such lovely story of a dog's faithfulness to his master..

  12. Auntie E Says:

    Didn't know that story. Would love to go there one day. Happy RT.

  13. scribbler Says:

    I'd like to thank everyone who came by and left their trail. Sorry I couldn't interact with each and everyone as I was at work. But just want you to know how touched I am for the warm welcome you gave me.
    Hope to see you again next week! Until then..

  14. Marice Says:

    awwww so touching! thanks much for sharing :)

    u may view mine if u have time

  15. shopannies Says:

    I had heard about this for sure

  16. Auntie E Says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. As for the tree in my header. It is a Japanese Crimson Maple. I left a link for you to learn more about it.

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