We all know about Edinburgh’s favorite canine the one, the only – Greyfriars bobby
but he has a unofficial brother, I present to you, Bum. Bum is from San Diego in California. Edinburgh was twinned with San Diego in 1977, so why not brother up out much loved historic dogs. Two beautiful animals that share such a unique different history.
A Canine Connection
Edinburgh and San Diego, California, share a twinning link with a
unique twist. Each city is home to a famous dog. Edinburgh’s loyal and
beloved Greyfriars Bobby and San Diego’s equally beloved vagabond dog,
bum. In recognition of these canine heroes a statue of Bobby was
presented to San Diego and this statue of Bum was gifted in return.
The dogs represent the spirit of a twinning link friendship,
loyalty and shared experience.
Bum, died 1898, Aged 12 years
sculpted by Jessica McCain, USA
Presented to the citizens of Edinburgh by the San Diego-Edinburgh sister Society
In association with E Clampus Vitus, John P. Squibob Chapter 1853, on 19th July 2008
and we have to have a photo of Bobby!! 🙂
If you are looking for the statues,
Bobby is at the top or Candle maker row (George IV/Grassmarket)
Bum is at Princes street Gardens West – entrance at Kings Stable Road – (easy to miss)
go pay them a wee visit. (please, pretty please don’t rub bobys nose)