Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson (1912)
Greyfriars Bobby is based on the touching real-life tale of the little Skye terrier who was loyal to the end. Told from Bobby’s point of view, the little dog adopts lonely shepherd Auld Jock and the pair soon become inseparable. However, following a few particularly harsh winters, Jock passes away. Bobby proceeds to keep watch over his owner’s grave, eventually attracting the attention of a farmer who tries to claim the dog as his own. But forever faithful to Jock, Bobby continues to return to his master’s grave and becomes a local hero. If you’ve ever been to Edinburgh, it’s likely you’ve seen the monument of Bobby opposite Greyfriars Kirkyard!