President George H.W. Bush’s faithful service dog Sully will be heading to a new home at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
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Sully, who flew with the former president’s remains from Texas to Washington D.C and was photographed laying beside his master’s flag draped coffin, had become an internet sensation during his time with the Bush patriarch where he helped with day-to-day tasks.
Sully will now be positioned alongside two other service dogs at Walter Reed’s dog program, with America’s VetDogs issuing a statement, saying, “Sully will be working alongside fellow VetDogs facility SGT Dillon and SGT Truman who are there to assist with physical and occupational therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel during their journey to recovery at Walter Reed Bethesda. America’s VetDogs has placed physical and occupational therapy dogs at military medical centers to work with service members recovering from amputations or other injuries. Through retrieval, bracing, and innovative tug-of-war exercises, these dogs work with service members as they adapt and work with their new prosthetic limbs.”
President George W. Bush shared a photo of Sully laying beside his father’s casket on Instagram. The former president captioned the touching photo, “As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we’re comforted to know he’ll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41.”