May 20, 2009

This is theBobby? wee dog who, most days, gently guards the window of WM Cadenhead‘s, our neighbouring purveyor of fine whiskies, on the Canongate. Actually, he just lies there and peers out amiably. Today as Lizzie made her way back down the Canongate 
from an errand, she overheard a little school girl ask her teacher – Is that Greyfriars Bobby, miss? Gold star for effort, and not far from his final resting point at all.

It reminded of the time when, welcomed to the Scottish Poetry Library, a group of awed pre-schoolers were asked what they thought they’d find within. Much lip-licking and brow-furrowing and wide-eyed gazing around, and then …“A cat!”…

Postscript: Lizzie has just read this and I stand corrected!: he’s a she who goes by the name of Maggie… Cadenhead’s Maggie?

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