George H. W. Bush’s Former Service Dog, Sully, Honored With His Own Statue
This Veteran's Day, Sully, the former beloved service dog of George H. W. Bush is being honored with his very own bronze statue! The statue was officially unveiled on Tuesday outside the campus of America's VetDogs' in Smithtown, New York.
The statue was created by sculptor Susan Bahary and features Sully sitting proud and holding his leash in his mouth while sporting his official America’s VetDogs service dog vest with the Great Seal of the United States on the back. Bahary actually sculpted another piece of Sully that can be found at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.
Sully was Bush's loyal companion and provided him with assistance for day-to-day tasks for the last six months of the former president's life. Sully captured the hearts of Americans everywhere for his devotion to the 41st President of the United States. Sully comes from America's VetDogs, "a non-profit that breeds, trains, and places service dogs with veterans free of charge." Sully was trained and paired with the former president in June 2018.
Sully is still a working dog and spends his days at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His duties include comforting veterans and their families while they are at the medical center. Of course, Sully himself was there for the unveiling and even posed for photos next to his statue like the good boy he is. After his big day, he spent time with Jenna Bush Hager and her daughters catching up in an adorable zoom call on The Today Show.
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