His master is gone, but Sully — service dog to the late President George H.W. Bush — hasn’t given up his duties.
The yellow Labrador curled up in front of the 41st President’s flag-draped casket on Sunday, as former White House spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture on Sunday captioned, “Mission complete. #Remembering41.”
“Bush received Sully in June from America's VetDogs nonprofit organization,” The Associated Press noted. “The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.”
Bush, who died at home at age 94 on Friday, served as U.S. President from 1989 to 1993.
His service to the nation, which included being shot down over the Pacific during WW2, serving as Vice President under President Ronald Reagan, and a host of other public positions, will be honored in Houston and Washington D.C. He will be buried in Texas on Thursday.
The poignant photo of Sully had been retweeted 10,000 times and liked 38,000 times as of Sunday evening.