Service organization commissions statue of Bush's dog 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)
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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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How would you depict a statue of Sully or another service dog?
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COMMENTS (27)
  • DalaishaD-bad
    11/04/2019 - 09:23 a.m.

    I would make an vest that will have the information of how and why service dogs are important and how they can help in the community.

  • SarmeeL-bad
    11/04/2019 - 09:24 a.m.

    I would depict sully or another service dog to be running with a toy in it mouth.

  • HamasarA-bad
    11/04/2019 - 09:24 a.m.

    I would maybe train the dog and make it a performance day that know how to juggle and more.

  • HaS-bad
    11/04/2019 - 09:25 a.m.

    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.

  • EsiyaS-bad
    11/04/2019 - 09:26 a.m.

    You can depict statue of sully or another service dog because you can train the dog and work with the dog.

  • MaungH-bad
    11/04/2019 - 11:10 a.m.

    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.

  • EEW-bad
    11/04/2019 - 11:17 a.m.

    I would depict a statue by making it look heroic and setting is near the U.S. flag.I would also add its collar with its name, birthdate, and mostly about it self.the position would be sitting down with its head up , looking like its proud to be hero.

  • SaMeN-bad
    11/06/2019 - 09:10 a.m.

    I would depict a statue of sully or another service dog 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,” Bush wrote, referring to his father.

  • MasonN-lam
    11/07/2019 - 09:42 a.m.

    Service dogs should be remembered for all the work they put into vets to help them through the rest of there life.

  • 26baketc
    11/12/2019 - 11:05 a.m.

    Yeah because it will make us realize dogs aren't bad and they can't be left on the side of the road. And they make them fight and just dont

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