In photo, Bush's service dog honours the late president
This Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 photo, Sully, President George H.W. Bush's service dog lies in front of his casket in Houston. The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. (Evan Sisley/Office George H.W. Bush via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:04PM EST
HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog has honoured his master with his own tribute in front of the late leader's flag-draped casket.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete. .Remembering41."
The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. He will be honoured during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas.
Bush received Sully in June from America's VetDogs non-profit organization. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.
KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in New York and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.