Cinema: Dogged Devotion

Greyfriars Bobby (Buena Vista). Once upon a time, about a hundred years ago, a frisky little Skye terrier lived in the Lammermuir Hills near Edinburgh and loved Auld Jock the shepherd with dogged devotion. One day, too old to earn his keep, the shepherd (Alexander Mackenzie) was heartlessly turned off the croft. The terrier followed his master to town, sat by his side while he died in a dismal padding ken, followed his coffin to Greyfriars kirkyard, plumped himself down on the old man's grave to spend the night. "No dogs allowed!" the sour old sexton (Donald Crisp) bellowed, and booted...

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