Archive for December 20, 2014


The frame of the window is set high

She is forced to look up

At men in uniform with swords and medals

Other men wear smart suits and bowler hats

Names are inscribed on plaques

Letter after letter after letter

Statue’s stand high on plinths of marble

Men who have done great deeds in

Wars, government, arts, society

Names never to be forgotten

A reminder of who I am and what I can be

I look up to them all and

They aloofly stare down at me

Because they know my place in life

And I know mine because

Everywhere I go there is

Something to remind me that my

Status in life is low, my

Position is at the bottom

I Have no power


Interesting blog about Greyfriars Bobby and a dog from San Diego called Bum.

Russel Ray Photos

San Diego Historical Landmarks

I made it to the Gaslamp Museum this morning for a tour of the interior of the Davis-Horton House (see The Davis-Horton House).

There is a small park next to the Museum, and you have to go through the park to get to the Museum. The park opened about 30 minutes earlier than the Museum.

I walked around the park and found some fascinating information about “The Brother Dogs Project” a “tail” of two cities and two dogs—Greyfriars Bobby, the official dog of Edinburgh, Scotland, and San Diego’s Official Town Dog, Bum.

The Brother Dogs Project, San Diego California

The Brother Dogs Project, San Diego California

The Brother Dogs Project, San Diego California

Location of Heath-Davis House

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier which became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until his own death on January 14, 1872.

Interestingly, Greyfriars Bobby has a Wikipedia entry: Greyfriars Bobby.

Greyfriars Bobby of Edinburgh, Scotland

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Sadly, Bum does not have a Wikipedia entry, so I have to rely on the plaque…

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