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

Randal Sanchez
December 4, 2018

Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral and a private service at his longtime church in Houston.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath on Sunday night honored the service dog who accompanied George H.W. Bush during the former president's final months. His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing from Monday until Wednesday morning.

George W. Bush posted on Instagram that Sully will be reassigned.

The arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University will be at 2:45 p.m. MT and will be followed by another ceremony and the interment at 3:15 p.m. MT at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.

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

President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 6, a Day of National Mourning. He will be buried next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

A tribute website for Bush has been set up on which funeral details will be posted.

It appears that Sully and Bush's connection was near instantaneous, with both the former president and the pup's social media accounts sharing pics of their time together.

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.

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