one of the most popular attractions in edinburgh is a dead dog. jersey girl alluded to greyfriars bobby. greyfriars is a kirk (or church) in southern edinburgh dating back to 1620 and bobby is the name of the dog. the legend says that ever-loyal bobby lived by his late master’s grave in greyfriars kirkyard, where supposedly 80,000 corpses are squeezed in, for 14 years. he was fed by local people and never strayed far from his owner’s grave until he himself died in 1872. shortly after the little skye terrier passed, a monument was built in his honor just outside the kirkyard.