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Former President Bush gets a service dog named 'Sully'

1 year 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, June 25 2018 Jun 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 6:17 PM June 25, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is welcoming a new member of the family: a yellow Labrador named 'Sully.'

The 94-year-old and his service dog got acquainted Monday at the Bush compound on the coast in Maine. Bush aide Evan Sisley says the two hit it off. Sully had been trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit that provides service dogs.

Sisley says the dog can open doors, pick up items and summon help, but that "more than anything else the dog will be a wonderful companion."

A photo sent via Twitter shows Sully lounging at the feet of Bush and former President Bill Clinton, who had been visiting on Monday.

Bush is a dog lover. Two of his kids, Neil Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch, together have five dogs there.

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