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 that trains service dogs for disabled veterans has commissioned a statue. It is of the late George H.W. Bush's service dog. It is for the 41st president's library.
America's VetDogs has commissioned sculptor Susan Bahary to create the bronze statue of Sully. It is for placement in the east wing of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It is at Texas A&M University.
John Miller is president of VetDogs. He says the statue will depict Sully sitting with his leash in his mouth. This is the "retrieve" task VetDogs trains its dogs to perform. It will show Sully wearing his America's VetDogs vest. It has the Great Seal of the United States on its back.
The yellow Labrador golden retriever assisted 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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