George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Remains by Casket

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP

Godofredo A. Vasquez Houston Chronicle via AP

The former president's beloved dog, Sully, stood by Bush's side until his death last week at age 94.

A heartbreaking photo was posted on the dog's social media account Sunday night showing him sleeping in front of the flag-draped casket of his late master, George H.W. Bush.

The former president's funeral at the National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

President Bush's body will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials. He will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.

A tribute website for Bush has been set up on which funeral details will be posted. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.

Mr. Bush was a decorated World War II fighter pilot who dedicated his life to public service as a congressman, ambassador, Central Intelligence Agency director, vice president and the 41st president, but the AP's tweet focused on his defeats.

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