There's a new addition to the Bush family — and this member has a wagging tail! Former President George H.W. Bush just got a new service dog named Sully, who he introduced to fans and followers this week. In a time of intense political tension and lots of upsetting news, this adorable yellow Labrador is exactly who we needed to see.
The former president took to Twitter to show off his new pup to the world, sharing a photo of himself with fellow former President Bill Clinton and Sully. In the caption, Bush wrote: "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."
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
As you might have guessed, Sully is named for Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger III, the pilot who successfully landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River back in 2009, saving all the people on board. Considering that this dog is named after an American hero, it's no surprise that he is one good boy.
According to CNN, Sully can perform a two-page list of commands, such as answering the phone and fetching items.
"As one person said, he can do just about anything except make you a martini, but not to worry, he can go get you someone to make you a martini!" said Bush spokesman Jim McGrath.
Sully was trained by Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs, a nonprofit that offers service dogs at no cost to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities. Now, Sully gets to put all his hard work and talent to good use while taking care of No. 41.
It's no surprise this devoted doggo already has his own Instagram account, @sullyhwbush, which describes him as a "kinder, gentler Labrador — making my forever home at Walker's Point."
We can't wait to see more pics of this good boy!
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