Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Man, I hope this guy is proud of himself.
But let me back up a minute.
When I was a boy, there was a Disney movie about a plucky little terrier who went to Edinburgh with his master, who then died. The dog kept a 14-year vigil at his master’s grave, passing away himself in 1872.
Watching this as a child required more tissues than I could even carry into the theater. The movie was called “Greyfriars Bobby, the True Story of a Dog.”
Since then, there have been other movies and books about Bobby. There is even a bronze statue of sweet Bobby in the cemetery, which I myself have visited in Edinburgh.
Now meet Jan Bondeson, a so-called historian who suddenly tells us the whole story was just a Victorian business stunt to make money.