Former President George H.W. Bush has gotten a new service dog, and the 94-year-old and the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully got to know each other yesterday (June 25th) at the Bush compound in Maine. Bush aide Evan Sisley said Sully can open doors, pick things up and summon help, but that, quote, "more than anything else the dog will be a wonderful companion." Bush's wife Barbara died in April after 73 years of marriage. Former President Bill Clinton, who has become friends with his predecessor, was also at the compound yesterday visiting Bush.
A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, "Sully," a beautiful -- and beautifully trained -- lab from @AmericasVetDogs. Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans. pic.twitter.com/Fx4ZCZAJT8— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 25, 2018