George HW Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Mourns Owner in Viral Photo

George HW Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Mourns Owner in Viral Photo

George HW Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Mourns Owner in Viral Photo

President George H.W. Bush's spokesman posted a photo to Twitter on Sunday night of the late president's service dog lying in front of a flag-draped casket. Even after Bush died, though, Sully still looked out for his appointee, whom he began to serve in June, just months after Bush's wife, Barbara Bush, died in April.

According to America's VetDogs.org, the specially-trained service dog was specifically matched to provide support and companionship to the late President Bush in his daily activities.

The 2-year-old yellow Labrador will reportedly accompany Bush's casket on the flight to Washington D.C. later today, CNN and other media outlets reported.

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

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in NY and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program. Bush died at home in Houston on Friday at age 94.

President Donald Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning, the White House said. Then the former president will lie in state in the Capitol's rotunda starting at 5 p.m. Monday until Wednesday morning.

Sully has his own Instagram account; here he is shown "assisting with voting" as Mr Bush cast his ballot in last month's USA presidential mid-term election.

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