Bushes Mourn Miss Beazley

Prez posts photo of pooch who died of cancer
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2014 6:33 AM CDT
This Dec. 7, 2005, file photo shows Barbara Bush holding Ms. Beazley, while accompanying her mother on a visit to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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(Newser) – It's not every beloved pet whose death is accompanied by a presidential statement, but George W. Bush's remaining Scottish terrier from his White House days got one. Miss Beazley died yesterday at age 9 after a fight with lymphoma, reports Politico. "She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and Dallas," wrote Bush. "And even though [Barney] received all the attention, Beazley never held a grudge against him." (The former president saluted her on Instagram here.) Beazley was a 2005 birthday gift to first lady Laura Bush; her canine cohort Barney, who starred in videos like this, died last year at 12.

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