GEORGE H.W. BUSH's Service Dog Earns Holiday Break

 In January, Sully will be assigned to a wounded war veteran.

The yellow Labrador Retriever has become an overnight sensation. On Monday, Sully traveled with the former president’s casket on the Air Force One 747 to Washington D.C. Then joined the Bush family limousine motorcade to the Rotunda where Bush will lie in state for three days.

America’s VetDogs said in a statement, (quote) “Later this week, Sully will return to Smithtown, New York for the holiday season before joining the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Facilities Dog Program. Sully will assist with physical and occupational therapy to wounded soldiers during their journey to recovery.”

In his service to former President Bush, who spent the last three years confined to a wheelchair, Sully provided comfort and assistance in his daily needs. (People)

President Harry S. Truman was quoted as saying “If you want a friend in Washington D.C., get a dog.”

At 94, George H.W. Bush was the longest-living president. 

Jimmy Carter, who served in the '70s, is four months younger than Bush.

The former president’s spokesperson tweeted an image of Sully lying beside the flag-draped casket of George H.W. Bush. 

It's been liked by a quarter-million people and retweeted nearly 70,000 times.

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