Miss Beazley, George W. Bush’s beloved dog and White House companion has been put to rest after a long struggle with a disease. The former President of the US paid his respects to Miss Beazley who passed away at the age of 9 and soon after Bush wrote on his Facebook account that The Scottish terrier “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 guardian to our cats, Bob and Bernadette, who -- like [former first lady] Laura [Bush] and I -- will miss her.”
Along with these condolences, there was a series of pictures of the dog which included one very emotional one where Bush and Miss Beazley were cuddling in the Oval Office. Barney, another Scottish terrier is described by Bush as being a blood relative of Miss Beazley and they both had been a constant companion through the later years of Bush’s presidency. “And even though [Barney] received all the attention, Beazley never held a grudge against him,” he wrote.
The fact that Miss Beazley was a special gift to Bush from wife Laura in 2004 explains why the dog held so much importance in his life. Both the dogs have been repeatedly spotted in videos which came in from the White House and surprisingly they had also been the subject of their own website, Barney.gov. Barney, who was four years older than Miss Beazley, passed away last year at the age of 12.