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famous English dog story book? true?

GUEST,Allan S. 07 Dec 09 - 04:07 PM
Terry McDonald 07 Dec 09 - 04:13 PM
Jack Campin 07 Dec 09 - 04:53 PM
Jacob B 07 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Ian Gill 07 Dec 09 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Allan S. 07 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM
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Subject: famious English dog story book? true?
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 04:07 PM

From what I understand A dog was stolen from it's owner and taken a long distance away. Dog runs away and retuns to origional owner. At this point I am not sure if owner has died and dog lies by the grave but at sone point they are burried side by side possible name of dog is ------Bobby?? Story made into a book?? Film?? Sound familiar??


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Subject: RE: famious English dog story book? true?
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 04:13 PM

Greyfriars Bobby? Try Googling it.


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Subject: RE: famious English dog story book? true?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 04:53 PM

It's Scottish and you've got most of the story wrong. (The books the Disney film was based on got a lot of it wrong too).

http://www.greyfriarsbobby.co.uk

Sandy Bells (the folk pub) is right next to the graveyard where Bobby and his owner are buried. Just down the road there's a bronze statue of the dog, where tourists regularly pose for their photos. Last year I was on my way to the Sunday afternoon session at Bells and saw DOZENS of small shaggy grey and black dogs (like microphone windshields on legs) with their owners posing beside the statue. It turned out it was a 150th anniversary commemoration, and people had brought their Skye terriers from all over the British Isles for it. They were on their way to or from the Greyfriars Kirk for a commemorative service, dogs invited. One of the most surreal celebrations I've ever seen.

There are several songs about Bobby, music-hall tearjerkers or latter-day efforts in the same genre.

The Greyfriars Bobby statue is said to be the fifth one. They made a whole lot of spares, as they keep getting stolen.


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Subject: RE: famious English dog story book? true?
From: Jacob B
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 05:00 PM

Another Scottish dog story has gotten mixed in here. The part about:

"A dog was stolen from it's owner and taken a long distance away. Dog runs away and retuns to origional owner."

is the story of Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight.


Lassie, Come Home


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Subject: RE: famious English dog story book? true?
From: GUEST,Ian Gill
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 05:49 PM

Not English but if you want a good dog story check out the legend of Beddgelert [it's Welsh].


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Subject: RE: famous English dog story book? true?
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM

Thanx everyone, answer in 6 minutes. fantastic. Yes I did get the 2 mixed up Sorry I 've been trying to remember the name for 3 wks. Woke up this A.M. with the name Bobby on my mind. So where else could I get the answer?? Mud cat ofcourse..
As I think about it I heard it up mixed together One of my lads in my explorer Scout troop told it to me about 55 years ago. He became a vetrnarian and opened a Vet. Hosp. Alas he passed away about 20 years ago.    Thanx. again everyone   Allan


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