Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's companion dog has temporarily returned to his birthplace before joining the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center next year.
The 2-year companion dog that conquered the hearts of Americans after the 41st President died late last year. was greeted on Wednesday with open arms and a round of applause from America's VetDogs.
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"We are honored to have the opportunity to work with former President George HW Bush over the last six or seven months," John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization said at a press event in Long Island, New York.
Miller said that Bush and his family, along with their team, were "first-rate in every way and worked very hard with us to ensure this." Sully … gave the president the best he could.
Valery Cramer, Sully's final trainer and service dog program manager, said she received the call from Bush's team in April asking for a service dog president.
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"I knew right away that I had the perfect dog for President Bush," she told reporters. "In my excitement, I might even have Sully's name mentions. "
Sully had the" right personality "and" temperament "to help Bush because he is" loyal, calm, kind with children "- all the traits that Cramer said were" just what that. " President's team demanded. "
When Bush died, "it was his desire for Sully to serve other veterans," she said. Bush's request will be granted sometime in February, when Sully will intervene at the Bethesda, Maryland Military Hospital.
Sully visits injured veterans and helps comfort with rehabilitation sessions, Cramer said. "He will fulfill the request of President Bush."