George H.W Bush’s beloved service dog “Sully” has a new comforting mission
Relationships between dogs and US presidents have always captivated and warmed the hearts of Americans. Now, President George H.W. Bush’s service dog is melting the hearts of people all over the world as he prepares for a new mission of service to wounded soldiers.
On Sunday, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath shared a powerful and iconic photo clearly showing Sully’s loyalty to the 41st President. The picture shows Sully lying next to the coffin covered with the American flag with the appropriate caption:
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 3, 2018
Sully was later seen by the former president’s side at the U.S. Capitol.
George H.W. Bush's service dog Sully sits quietly by the former president's side in the U.S. Capitol. Sully will stay with the family at least through funeral services at the National Cathedral on Wednesday, before becoming a service dog at Walter Reed. https://t.co/98Xkmxqw1b pic.twitter.com/TZuyctYUTv
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2018
President Bush passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday night at age 94. Sully flew with Bush’s coffin in Washington, DCThe Labrador Retriever was named after an airline pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, known for the emergency landing “miracle on the Hudson” of an Airbus US Airways in 2009.Open next Page To See More
My family and I have enjoyed working with service dogs for over 30 years. It's wonderful that now after serving President George H.W. Bush, my namesake "Sully" will serve wounded service members at Walter Reed. https://t.co/KWahRsr3ML via @washingtonpost
— Sully Sullenberger (@Captsully) December 3, 2018