Finally, a footnote on Greyfriars Bobby. Bobby was, of course, the Skye terrier (my auto spell-check changed this to Skype terrier, thus surely coining a term for a person who IMs you incessantly) whose loyalty and devotion in refusing to abandon his departed master Auld Jock’s grave inspired generations. So what genius thought this would be a good sign to put at the Kirkyard entrance? Or is the cold-hearted Sexton alive and well, and working for Edinburgh council?
Bobby on the beat