A heartbreaking photograph of Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog was taken on Sunday and shows Labrador Retriever resting next to the former president’s chest.
“The mission ended,” Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, formed the image on Twitter.
Bush died Friday at the age of 94.
Sully was specially trained and matched with Bush to support him during his daily activities, told US VetDogs HuffPost in a statement. He welcomed the family in June in June and snaps into the 2-year-old poo and his “best friend” was regularly shared on social media.
“Our thoughts and prayers are throughout the Bush family during this difficult time”, the president of the organization, John Miller, said.
“It was truly a honor to have given Sully’s service dog in recent months. As a true patriot and visionary, President Bush will forever be seen by people with disabilities and their families as heroes through their efforts to assume Americans with Disabilities. We are always grateful for his service to the American people. “
Sully will spend the vacation season at American VetDogs Smithtown, NY Base before joining Walter Reed National Military Medical Center & # 39 ; s Facility Dog Program.
Where he will work with two other dogs “to help with physical and occupational therapy for wounded soldiers and active service personnel during the journey to recovery at Walter Reed Bethesda.”