SEE: Bush's service dog honours the late president

2018-12-03 18:33

Former US president George H.W. Bush's service dog is honouring the late president with his own tribute in front of Bush's flag-draped casket.

Bush spokesperson Jim McGrath posted a picture on Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete. #Remembering41."

The 41st president died on 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 on Thursday in Texas.

Bush received Sully in June from America's VetDogs non-profit organisation. 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 before joining the Water Reed National Military Medical Centre's Facility Dog Programme.

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