Former President George W. Bush announced today that the family’s beloved Scottish Terrier, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after battling an illness.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, along with the featured photo above, the former president announced:

“This weekend our beloved dog, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after a battle with lymphoma. She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas. She was a close companion to her blood relative, Barney. And even though he received all the attention, Beazley never held a grudge against him. She was a guardian to our cats, Bob and Bernadette, who — like Laura and I — will miss her.”

Miss Beazley was born in October 2004.  The former president gave the dog to then first lady Laura Bush as a birthday gift in 2005.

The Bush family’s other dog Barney died in February of last year.  Both dogs were often seen at the Bush White House and in photographs, and in a special Christmas video.

[Featured photo: George W. Bush Facebook page, White House Photo by Eric Draper]


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