During our second trip to The Shire area today we were greeted by Sally.  A beautiful friendly dog owned by the caretaker of The Shire. She tagged along with us all day and we really enjoyed her a lot. We learned from her owner that Sally was present at the Shire during all the Twilight filming that was done there. He said that Catherine Hardwicke really liked her and they quickly bonded. The director even tried to get Sally into the movie for the tracking scenes. But, sadly Sally was not a trained union dog so she was not allowed on film. He also told us that the cast enjoyed all her tricks and especially her racing around the set. She was only 5 years old at the time of filming.  You can see that she has very powerful tracking capabilities. She is pointing straight to the trail where Chief Swan was tracking the nomads and found Victoria’s footprint.