I’m a dog-lover and just wanted to pay homage to one of our former first dogs, Barney Bush, an adorable black Scottish terrier owned by former President George “dubya.” Barney was 12 and died after a battle with lymphoma. That is still a respectable age, and definitely lived a loved life.
A photo history of Barney.
Barney Bush on George’s lap in car. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
An oil painting of Barney by former President George W. Bush.
US President George W. Bush(2nd-R) and First Lady Laura Bush (R) trail behind their dog Barney after arriving back at the White House 07 November, 2004. (AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN)
President George W. Bush waves to the crowd as he carries his dog Barne’ atop the steps of Air Force One, August 6, 2002 and heads for Marine One in Waco, Texas, en route to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. / PAUL J. RICHARDS / AFP / GETTY IMAGES
Barney Bush in the Oval Office
Barney Bush plays on the White House lawn with his red ball. White House photo by Paul Morse.
Barney at the Presidential Podium getting ready to make the State of the Biscuit address.
Barney Bush in the snow in front of the White House. Other dog unknown.
Barney getting of of a flight. PHOTO: AP PHOTO GERALD HERBERT
George Bush hands his Scottish terrier Barney to his personal aide, Blake Gottesman, as he prepares to board Air Force One. Photo: AFP