A US president is believed to have said the easiest way to find a friend in Washington was to get a dog. On Monday, George H.W. Bush’s faithful service dog Sully made a final journey back to the US capital with the late president.
Two days after Bush’s death at age 94, family spokesman Jim McGrath posted a touching photograph of the yellow Labrador retriever lying down in front of Bush’s casket, with the accompanying phrase “Mission Complete” and the hashtag #Remembering41.
The two-year-old Sully has been at Bush’s side since June, just weeks after the death of the president’s wife Barbara, to whom he was married for 73 years.
Bush’s son George W. Bush, the nation’s 43rd president, posted the photograph on Instagram, with a message announcing Sully’s transfer to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland.