A solemn Sully, George H.W. The Bush service dog was sighted at the US Capitol where the former president's body rests.
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Sully, an assistance dog who became famous for his loyal company to President George H. W. Bush, was re-appointed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The Labrador Yellow Retriever joined a team of establishment dogs at the hospital and will provide comfort to veterans and their families, according to a personalized enlistment oath read at a Wednesday livestream.
The oath began: "Sully HW Bush, do you claim – or pamper yourself – as a member of a United States Navy hospital corps that you will support, comfort and encourage our warriors and their families, active and retired service? "
During the oath, Sully was asked to provide "unconditional love and consolation, especially on busy days," and to acknowledge that responsibility came back "without any promise of a treat or belly massage".
The dog was asked to "shake" at the conclusion of the oath.
Sully's Instagram account announced the new Wednesday: "Today, I have become an official dog of the establishment – the HM2 Master Officer.It is an honor and a privilege to join a wonderful group. of dogs at @WRNMMC and I look forward to continuing my mission of serving veterans as my best friend wanted me to do it. "
Bush regarded Sully as a "handsome" and obedient companion since he joined his family in June 2018. The dog made the headlines when Bush Family spokesman Jim McGrath presented a photo of Sully resting near the coffin of the deceased president, with the caption "Mission completed".
Contribute: Ashley May
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