Bush’s service dog honors the late president

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George H.W. Bush's service dog is reeling from his death.

The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at age 94.

Sully the dog will be travelling with the casket on the flight from Texas to Washington DC on Monday. Bush's family has not said who will speak at the service. The public can pay their respects to the 41st president from 5:30 p.m. MT Monday to 6:45 a.m. MT Wednesday.

The Bush family's post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath shared the photo on Twitter Sunday with the hashtag #remembering41.

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David J. Phillip Pool AP

President Bush will be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He will lie in state in D.C. through Wednesday.

Sully is named after the airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009, saving all 155 passengers and crew on board.

A highly trained dog, Sully can perform a number of commands, including opening doors and fetching items such as the phone when it rings.

It appears that Sully and Bush's connection was near instantaneous, with both the former president and the pup's social media accounts sharing pics of their time together. Even after Bush died, though, Sully still looked out for his appointee, whom he began to serve in June, just months after Bush's wife, Barbara Bush, died in April.

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