Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers

Erika Holt
December 4, 2018

Sully had been trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit that provides service dogs.

The former president's beloved dog, Sully, stood by Bush's side until his death last week at age 94.

A photo of Sully lying forlornly next to the president's casket at a Houston funeral home first went viral on Sunday, adding to his already large following on social media stemming from the past few months helping Bush as his health continued to fail. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.

Sully is named after Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the former pilot who famously landed his disabled plane in New York's Hudson River in 2009 to save the lives of 155 people.

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.

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

In this October 22, 2010 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, left, and golfing great Arnold Palmer acknowledge the gallery at the Champions Tour golf tournament in The Woodlands, Texas. On that day in June, he wore a pair with Clinton's face on them.

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday at the age of 94.

The former president's funeral at the National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Ceremonies at the presidential library will include a missing man formation flyover.

In lieu of flowers, the Bush family has requested that donations be made to the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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