Maybe it was a memory of the story of Greyfriars Bobby ………
Maybe I remembered the funeral, during pandemic restrictions, of Margo Magan in Co. Longford where the image of her dog following the hearse went viral, in a good way….
Maybe I liked and remembered the story told of the previous owner of the Lota Beg in Tivoli who was so thankful of his Irish wolfhound rescuing him from drowning that he had a statue of the dog placed over the entrance.
I did look for the name of the person buried but could not find it. The name of the dog, likewise, evaded my detection.
I did not rub the dog’s nose but did give it a friendly pat on the head – he brought a definite smile and helped me forget, for a little while, that my socks were wet through my shoes.