February 21, 2004
Spotty Bush had been a loving and faithful companion to the Bush family for nearly fifteen years.
Spot died today.
A White House statement said "A loyal and loving companion, Spot was a beloved member of the Bush family
for nearly 15 years. She will be missed." The statement went on to say that the first family was "deeply saddened" by Spot's
The English springer spaniel was put to sleep at the advise of her Veterinarian at about 1:30 pm today.
Spot had suffered from several strokes over the last few months, including one this week.
Spot was born in the White House during President Bush's fathers term of office on March 17, 1989 the daughter
of Millie Bush. Spotty was thus the second generation pet of a second generation President! The only Presidential pet to be
born in the White House and return to live there again... eight years later.
Her remains will be taken to the president's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas for burial.
(We will all miss Spot Bush. She was always the first one down the steps of Air Force One ahead of the president, across
the tarmac and onto Marine One. Spot obviously knew she was on her way home to the ranch she loved to play and chase birds
at in Crawford. She had such confidence and grace about her. My personal condolences to the family and to Barney and Willie
who surly will miss their play companion too.)
If you would like to write a note of condolences to the first family, you may do so with the link below.
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