In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File/Department of Defense)
Service organization commissions statue of Bush's dog
November 01, 2019
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A charity trains service dogs. They are for disabled veterans. It wants to make a statue. It is of the late George H.W. Bush's service dog. Bush was the 41st president. The statue is for his library.
America's VetDogs has talked to sculptor Susan Bahary. She will create a bronze statue. It is of Sully. It will be at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It will be in the east wing. The library is at Texas A&M University.
John Miller is president of VetDogs. He says the statue will depict Sully. He will be sitting. He will have his leash in his mouth. This is the "retrieve" task. VetDogs trains its dogs to perform the task. Sully will be wearing his America's VetDogs vest. It has the Great Seal of the United States on its back.
Sully is a yellow Labrador golden retriever. He helped the former president. Sully helped him for the last six months of Bush's life. The former president Bush died last November at age 94.
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