George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Remains by Casket

George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Remains by Casket

The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94, was released Saturday evening.

"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 be brought to 41", the 43rg president wrote.

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

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the presidential plane on a tarmac Sunday afternoon.

The former president's body will arrive in Washington, D.C., today to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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The two-year-old labrador was assigned earlier this year as a service dog to Mr Bush who used a wheelchair in the last years of his life.

VetDogs says Sully is named after former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who is known for landing a damaged passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009. Sully had been trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit that provides service dogs. W.'s son, former President George W. Bush, and shared by others on social media, has garnered thousands of likes and condoling messages.

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Not all United States presidents have been fond of dogs though: John F Kennedy was allergic to dogs, and Donald Trump does not have one. The loyal pup became the 41st President's companion back in June after his wife, Barbara, died in April.

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