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President George W. Bush's Dog Barney Passes Away

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President Bush and Barney.

We are very sad to bring you the news that Barney the Scottish Terrier, who spent eight years at the White House With President George W. Bush, has died.

Our condolensces to the Bush Family. It’s always so hard when you lose a furry family member.

Below is a statement by President George W. Bush on the passing of Barney Bush.

Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.

Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter. At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green.

Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends. He starred in Barney Cam and gave the American people Christmas tours of the White House. Barney greeted Queens, Heads of State, and Prime Ministers. He was always polite and never jumped in their laps.

Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House. He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.

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President Bush and his wife, Laura with their two Scottish terriers, Barney and Miss Beazley.
Barney at the Podium.
Barney at the Podium.
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Sherri
Sherri
7 years ago

Aww, this brought tears πŸ™

Barbara Katen
7 years ago

Couldn’t hate a man that loved his dog so much (despite being the polar opposite politically…) and as a former Scottie mama, I adore the breed. I still mourn my little Gracie and she passed in 2007. RIP Barney.

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 years ago

so sorry for your loss – they are such good companions and I’m sure you will have lots of memories.

Michael Haslam
7 years ago

Politics aside, RIP Barney.

Cindi Dejnozka
7 years ago

I remember my favorite Christmas card from you one year had barney under the tree. He will always be with you in spirit and in your hearts.

Larry Carpenter
7 years ago

RIP Barney..

Becky Allbee
7 years ago

Awwwww…..I am so very sorry President and Mrs Bush. I know how much my dog means to me and she’s like a family member. I’ve had many dogs in the past and each one gave me unconditional love……the purest of all loves. Please know that I will pray for you both that you may find solace and peace in knowing that you gave to sweet Barney, as he gave to you. God Bless!

Moni Dover
7 years ago

Barney left quite a legacy. Godspeed, little fella.

valerie robertson
valerie robertson
7 years ago

Aaaww bless, my little king Charles is my baby and a part of my family, I can only imagine how they are feeling having lost Barney…….hugs xx

Lin Lucas
7 years ago

RIP Barney. I can’t believe people actually reference politics. You are not right.

Sherry Vize
7 years ago

RIP Barney run at the Bridge!!!

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7 years ago

R.I.P. Barney. Scottish Terriers are my breed, Our Bengel passed away last September.

Margaret
Margaret
7 years ago

My heart felt sorrow for President George W.Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. I miss you and Barney in the White House! I always watched the Barney cams just to make me smile. He was quite a dog and friend. May he find happiness on the other side!

Donna Ward
Donna Ward
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. They are never with us long enough.

Mary Stoll
Mary Stoll
7 years ago

I am so very very sorry about Barney. He was a beautiful doggie and he loved you all very much. He is happy over the Rainbow bridge and will be waiting there for all of the Bush family when they cross over the Bridge. R.I.P. Barney and Prayers to the Bush family.

Beverly Quarles
7 years ago

I always enjoyed Barney’s tours and the Barney CAM. Not only do I miss his owners, Barney too will be missed, but I am sure he is chasing armadillos over the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks for sharing Barney with all of us. Your German Shorthaired Pointer friends in TX will miss you.

Bethany Wirgowski
7 years ago

So sorry to hear this ,peace to you little Barney …

Robert Greene
7 years ago

President and Mrs. Bush, I’m so sorry for your loss…R.I.P. Barney!

Maria
Maria
7 years ago

Rest in Peace Barney! He looked like my Merrie:( They have our deepest sympathy.

Tammy Jo
Tammy Jo
7 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Barney’s passing. RIP sweetie! I so enjoyed the Barney cam and his Christmas tours!

Mrs. Barnes
Mrs. Barnes
7 years ago

I am truly sorry for your loss! I lost my sweet Lucille on 1/31/12! She was a schanauzer and lost lived through the loss of my husband and her “daddy”. She helped me when I needed her and then went to be with him.

james
james
7 years ago

im so sorry about the loss of your pet

Cassie
Cassie
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to President and Mrs. Bush on the loss of dear Barney.

Donald M. Brower II
7 years ago

You will be missed Barney.

Susan J.
Susan J.
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss, Mr. President. I lost my Barney last July and I know how it hurts.

Jeanne Pursell
7 years ago

Rest in peace Barney…

Hugh Dalton
7 years ago

Bury me under my dog.

Cheryl McMahan Goodman

RIP sweet Barney. You will be missed. My condolences to President and Mrs George Bush.

D. King
D. King
7 years ago

Dear President and Mrs. Bush,
I am so sorry to learn you lost your beloved Barney. Our pets become so much a part of our family when we lose them we grieve as we would any family member.
Thank you, however, for sharing Barney with our nation during your years in the White House.

D. King

llisa
llisa
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss

Desiree
Desiree
7 years ago

“He was a fierce armadillo hunter.” hehehe. What an awesome way to remember a terrier. Love it.

sandy mullins
sandy mullins
7 years ago

Rest with the Angels. Barney…

Nancy
Nancy
7 years ago

So sorry to hear this. RIP Barney. πŸ™

Judy Belk Griffin
7 years ago

Loosing a faithful companion is never easy . I definitely know Barney will be greatly missed

meg
meg
7 years ago

so sorry for your loss

Kathy Duffy
7 years ago

Barney had a wonderful life and caring “parents” with you, Mr. President and Mrs. Bush. I am saddened by your loss. I know he will be waiting for you on the other side of the bridge where you can once again play and re-connect.

Democratic Craig
Democratic Craig
7 years ago

Not a fan of President Bush but my hear goes out to him for the loss of his dog. I recently lost my lab and I can sympathize. It is horrible to lose your best friend. Thoughts and prayers are with you George.

Leslie Ann Nick
Leslie Ann Nick
7 years ago

I am so very, very sorry of the passing of Barney! He was was so cute and such a loyal friend and family member! Barney and the Bush family is in my prayers! And yes this country misses you!

Mercedes
Mercedes
7 years ago

…..I am so very sorry President and Mrs Bush πŸ™

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