George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, spend Sunday night lying next to the former president’s flag-draped casket in Houston.
Jim McGrath, the spokesperson for the Bush family, tweeted out a picture of Sully still faithfully serving at his master’s side with the caption “Mission complete.”
Sully even has his own Instagram page where the same picture and caption was shared.
Sully is a 2-year-old Labrador retriever and is named after the pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who heroically landed a passenger plane on the Hudson River after striking a flock of geese on takeoff.
Sully was trained by America’s VetDogs, which trains service dogs for veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders.
The yellow lab became the 41st president’s service dog in June, just a few months after his wife, Barbara Bush, died.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.His death was announced by the Bush family on Twitter on Friday night. The former president’s wife, Barbara Bush, passed away earlier this year in April.
"George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings," said the statement released by his office. "He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush."
"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died," said his son, the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush. "George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens."