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George H.W. Bush died and his service dog is staying by his casket

George H.W. Bush died and his service dog is staying by his casket

Sully, George H.W. Bush's service dog stayed by the late former President's casket Sunday night

In Houston, former President George H.W. Bush had a special visitor. Bush died on Friday at 94-years-old and his service dog, Sully, spent Sunday night lying by the late former President's flag-draped casket. A former spokesman for the Bush family, Jim McGrath, posted a photo on Twitter of the 2-year-old Labrador Retriever lying by the casket saying, "Mission Complete." Bush's son Jeb re-posted the image saying, "Sully has the watch."

Photo courtesy of Evan Sisley/Office of George H.W. Bush/AP

Photo courtesy of Evan Sisley/Office of George H.W. Bush/AP

CNN confirmed that Sully will be able to travel with the casket to Washington, D.C. where there will be memorial ceremonies for Bush. Sully has been the late President's service dog since June of this year only a few months after the former first lady Barbara Bush passed away. After the memorial ceremonies to honor Bush's life and service to our country, Sully will help wounded veterans and other service members during their recovery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bush passed away on Friday, November 30th at the age of 94. He had a form of Parkinson's disease that made certain movements and balancing difficult. Towards the end of his life, he was often in a wheelchair and Sully provided the assistance he needed to get around like opening doors and picking up items.

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