Mission Complete

The casket of former President George H.W. Bush will reportedly be accompanied by his service dog when it’s flown to Washington, D.C. CNN, citing a source familiar with the plans, reported that Sully, a yellow Labrador, will make the trip with the late president before going back into service to help other ex-veterans.  Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, shared a photo of Sully appearing to sleep right by Bush’s casket.  “Mission complete,” McGrath wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag

CNN noted that Sully is a highly trained service dog that worked with Bush starting in the summer of this year. He served Bush starting shortly after former first lady Barbara Bush died in April…

Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C., will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Washington National Cathedral. He is set to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday through Wednesday morning.

~ Justin Wise, George H.W. Bush’s service dog to accompany his casket on trip to DC: report (The Hill, December 2, 2018)


  1. awww


  2. An extremely touching photo! I still think of the book An American Wife, ‘strangely’ ressembling Laura Bush’s story….

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  3. And as bizarre as it may seem, some morons in the media are figuring out ways to denigrate the intent of the photo.

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  4. Couldn’t love this photo more…..

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  5. so touching… I watched on TV too…

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  6. Beautiful image.
    Ever notice how, in situations of great love, they follow each other in death? April to December is not a long period of time to find each other once again.

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  7. It was a touching service, fitting of a man who dedicated his life to serving others, and who was not perfect. However one defines a life well-lived, George H.W. Bush’s life fits the definition. Does anyone know what will happen to Sully now?

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  8. how beautiful, an animal’s unconditional love. transcends everything.

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  9. Oh this is SO beautiful -made me tear up again….
    Saw the video of Bush Jun’s eulogy on YT – Boy…. that was great, even for a ‘petite Swiss’….

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  10. Man’s best friend. No matter what walk of life.

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  11. Between this image and the sight of Senator Dole being helped to stand so he could Salute the President’s casket, oh my. I cried all week. Beautiful, poignant, and meaningful service. Epic send-off. What a long long week for that family. And didn’t we all just wanna love on Sully?

    Thank you for this post,

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