Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

George H.W. Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Is Honored: 'Mission Complete'

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP Godofredo A. Vasquez Houston Chronicle via AP
Jodi Jackson | 04 December, 2018, 00:17

A photo of George H.W. Bush's service dog looking sad as it lay on the floor in front of his flag draped coffin has gone viral.

Sully the dog will be travelling with the casket on the flight from Texas to Washington DC on Monday.

CNN reported that Trump would not be giving a eulogy, and instead would meet privately Tuesday with the Bush family at Blair House, the president's guest house that is located across the street from the White House. The public can pay their last respects during public viewings.

The nation will say goodbye to President George H.W. Bush this week, as his casket is set to arrive in Washington on Monday and lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning. "Thank you for your service, Mr. President".

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

According to America's VetDogs.org, the specially-trained service dog was specifically matched to provide support and companionship to the late President Bush in his daily activities.

Sully has his own Instagram account; here he is shown "assisting with voting" as Mr Bush cast his ballot in last month's USA presidential mid-term election.

Sully is named after former airline pilot Chesley B. The loyal pup became the 41st President's companion back in June after his wife, Barbara, died in April. Bush died at home in Houston on Friday at age 94.

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