The story behind George H.W. Bush’s service dog – and what his future holds

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — A special member of the Bush family stole the show during the ceremonies honoring President George H.W. Bush on Monday. The president’s beloved service dog, Sully, faithfully joined his companion on his final journey.

CBS New York reports Sully was named after the pilot who successfully landed the plane in the Hudson River back in 2009. The yellow lab has performed some miracles of his own, and he began his life on Long Island.

The dog’s full name is Sully H.W. Bush. He was photographed recently sitting faithfully by the casket of President Bush. The caption reads: Mission complete.

Another photo shared Monday showed Sully with Bush family members before the president’s casket was taken to Ellington Air Force Base.

“You saw the picture that the president’s team posted and you just got chills,” said John Miller of America’s VetDogs.

There were chills for sure in Smithtown, where Sully was trained by America’s VetDogs. He was then…

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