George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully guards his coffin

Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, is very faithful and still stays by his side. The former president aged 94 died at the age of ninety four on Friday.

The heartbreaking picture shows Sully lying beside the flag draped coffin of George Bush, keeping him safe even after his death. This was his sole aim when the former president was alive and he continues to serve him even after his death.

Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman, tweeted “Mission complete” along with the picture and Jeb Bush, Bush’s son, commented “Sully has the watch” on the post. Sully will also fly along with Bush’s coffin to Washington, D.C. After that Sully will be relocated to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the purpose of assisting veterans like Bush.

Bush’s son said,

As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we’re comforted to know he’ll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41.

Earlier in June, Bush made the announcement of teaming up with Sully, who especially came from America’s Vet Dogs after two months of Barbara Bush’s death. Bush even tweeted about it that he was happy to welcome the newest member of the family. The canine was well trained and he couldn’t be more grateful for him.

Sully’s training was specialized as per the needs of the former President. He learned the ropes in the puppy program of Vet Dogs from incarcerated people till the age of 15 months after which he was sent to Smith town, New York for completing his preparation.

Sully is named after the pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III. Sully was there with Bush during his final public outing. On 1 November, Jim Baker, the former chief of staff of the White House, headed to vote during the midterm elections along with Sully.

Source: People.com, MSN

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