President Bush's Service Dog Lies By His Casket

December 3, 2018
Sully H.W. Bush

Photo: Evan Sisley / Office of George H. W. Bush


While the world mourns the loss of President George H.W. Bush over the weekend, so does his family, including his service dog, Sully.

A touching photo of Sully lying by his casket in Houston, Texas, yesterday, was simply captioned, "Mission Complete."

The two-year-old yellow Labroador Retriever was named after former airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III. Sully was placed with "41" this summer from America's VetDogs to provide support during the President's daily activities. President Bush suffered from a form of Parkinson's disease and Sully could open doors, retrieve items, and summon help if necessary.

America's VetDogs reports that Sully will return to their facility in Smithville, New York, for the holiday season, before moving on to his next assignment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Facility Dog Program in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Mission complete.

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