He was a Skye terrier
, one of those long chaps, with little feet poking out from their hair like-- like caterpillars--no, like sofas I should say.
There were few sounds that roused Maggie when she was dreaming over her book, but Tom's name served as well as the shrillest whistle; in an instant she was on the watch, with gleaming eyes, like a Skye terrier
suspecting mischief, or at all events determined to fly at any one who threatened it toward Tom.
The much-loved Greyfriars Bobby statue of a faithful Skye Terrier
has taken the final spot in Edinburgh's 101 Objects list after a public vote.
Greyfriars Bobby: Located directly across the street from the National Museum of Scotland, this small statue commemorating one of Edinburgh's best loved residents, a little Skye terrier
known as Greyfriars Bobby.
A long-haired, foot-tall Skye terrier
, called Charlie, was runner-up.
Hankies at the ready for Ruth Goodman's report on Greyfriars Bobby, the Skye terrier
whose devotion to his dead master continues to move dog-lovers everywhere; there may be a few tears shed when Ruth also drops into a Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association celebration, where she learns more about the lapdog's appeal.
Nearby is the grave of Eton-educated Godfrey's Skye terrier
Bobby the Skye terrier
was the loyal companion of Auld Jock, a Border shepherd.
When the titular body snatchers unearth their very first coffin, loyal Skye terrier
Greyfriars Bobby sits watching them atop his owner's grave, more than 30 years before the real John Gray shuffled off this mortal coil in 1858.
History takes a back seat to Hollywood antics - when the body snatchers unearth their first coffin, loyal Skye terrier
Greyfriars Bobby sits watching them from his owner's grave, more than 30 years before the real John Gray died in 1858.
Pet flicks have a borderline ability to stir the tear ducts - witness Greyfriars Bobby (loyal Skye Terrier
keeps watch over dead bloke's grave) and Tarka the Otter (persecuted semi-aquatic mammal goes to the great twig dam in the sky).
Landseer's 1839 portrait of Queen Victoria's pets also features a scarlet macaw, this time watched by two royal lovebirds, Islay the Skye terrier
, and Tilco the black-and-tan toy spaniel, as it demolishes a biscuit.