4 May 1855: Birthday of Greyfriars Bobby, faithful dog (d. 1872) (Source)

Edinburgh, Scotland: Statue of Greyfriars Bobby – photo by Michael Reeve (Source)

Greyfriars Bobby (4 May 1855 – 14 January 1872) was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known in Scotland, through several books and films. A prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves are a tourist attraction. (Source)

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