Dogs always deserve their own statues! And thankfully, humans honor dogs by doing this – Hachiko is one of those lucky pups.
In the United States, a special dog has received that same Hachiko treatment. Meet Sully, George H.W. Bush’s former service dog. He just got his own statue in honor of Veteran’s Day. The artwork was made out of bronze, which was created by the famous sculptor Susan Bahary.
The dog statue was placed outdoors at the Smithtown campus of America’s VetDogs in New York.
Sully’s great legacy
Under America’s VetDogs, a non-profit organization that breeds and trains service dogs for free, Sully got matched with the former president in 2018. It was him who provided the ex-president with companionship and assistance with daily tasks. After Bush died in the last quarter of 2018, Sully rose to become a national treasure because of his devotion to the United States’ president.
Sully’s statue is actually his second. Susan has created a similar piece that is placed in the George Bush Presidential Library in Texas. At the unveiling of Sully’s newest statue, the sculptor was also with him. Sully was present, patiently posing beside his bronze statue for photos.
The sculpture featured Sully sitting while holding his leash through his mouth, which was undeniably adorable.
Sully’s new role
After his role in the Bush household, Sully is now working as a facility dog at a medical institution named Walter Reed National Medical Center, which is located in Bethesda, Maryland. Through this post, he is able to comfort veterans together with their families while they’re still at the medical center.
Despite his new role, Sully does not forget his time with the bush family. On Veteran’s Day, Jenna Bush Hager, together with her daughters, has checked Sully over a video call. One of Jenna’s daughters says that she wants to hug the pup.
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